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Table 2 Pre/post screening questionnaire results

From: Exploring attitudes and preferences for dementia screening in Britain: contributions from carers and the general public

Question Before After
I think I have more problems with my memory than others my age 72 % no 75 % no
13 % yes 15 % yes
(6 missing item response) (4 missing item response)
Has a doctor told you that you have a problem with your memory 88 % no 88 % no
12 % yes 12 % yes
(4 missing item response) (4 missing item response)
I would like to know if I have a problem with my memory 13 % strongly agreed 13 % strongly agreed
34 % agreed 36 % agreed
25 % unsure 18 % unsure
11 % disagreed 18 % disagreed
6 % strongly disagreed 24 % strongly disagreed
(4 missing item response) (4 missing item response)
I would like to know if I am more likely than others to have dementia 11 % strongly agreed 13 % strongly agreed
34 % agreed 36 % agreed
27 % unsure 18 % unsure
15 % disagreed 18 % disagreed
12 % strongly disagreed 24 % strongly disagreed
(4 missing item response) (4 missing item response)
I would like to know I have dementia 13 % strongly agreed 11 % strongly agreed
40 % agreed 34 % agreed
20 % unsure 13 % unsure
11 % disagreed 25 % disagreed
24 % strongly disagreed 24 % strongly disagreed
(4 missing item response) (4 missing item response)
How often would you like to be tested after 5 people said yearly  
4 people said every 2 years
3 people said every 5 years
1 person said once a decade
4 people said they didn’t know
6 people said never
11 people made no response
1 person said from age 45 - every 2 years
1 person said until scientifically proven
1 person said depends on test
1 person said if symptoms present
3 people said as required
1 person said Memory test. Biomarkers
People should be tested for dementia 18 % strongly agree 20 % strongly agree
50 % agree 20 % agree
15 % unsure 18 % unsure
1 disagree 15 % disagree
2 strongly disagree 11 % strongly disagree
(4 people withheld information) (4 people withheld information)
People should be tested for colon cancer 25 % strongly agree 29 % strongly agree
56 % agree 43 % agree
3 unsure 9 % unsure
No one disagreed 6 % disagree
1 strongly disagree No one strongly disagreed
(4 people withheld information) (4 people withheld information)
People should be tested for depression 18 % strongly agree 25 % strongly agree
47 % agree 25 % agree
20 % unsure 22 % unsure
1 disagree 15 % disagree
No one strongly disagreed No one strongly disagreed
(4 people withheld information) (4 people withheld information)
Being tested for dementia can cause no harm 15 % strongly agree 18 % strongly agree
25 % agree 9 % agree
38 % unsure 29 % unsure
1 disagree 20 % disagree
9 % strongly disagree 11 % strongly disagree
(4 people withheld information) (4 people withheld information)
I didn’t find these questions difficult (NB: People found this question ambiguous) 38 % strongly agree 29 % strongly agree
45 % agree 43 % agree
1 unsure 2 unsure
1 disagree 3 disagree
1 strongly disagree 1 strongly disagree
(4 people withheld information) (6 people withheld information)