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Table 2 Mean importance of therapy characteristics and factor weightings for the 6-factor model (items sorted by weighting)

From: Patient preferences for HIV/AIDS therapy - a discrete choice experiment

Item No. Therapy characteristic (short form) Mean importance 1 2 3 4 5 6
10 Self-application of the drug is possible 94   .569   .312   .328
1 Drug has very high efficacy 94     .716   
18 Long term (hidden) side effects unlikely 92       .620
2 Maximum prolongation of life expectancy 90     .688   
4 Drug does not generate resistance 90    .383 .599   
20 Drug does not affect appearance 89   .317    .410  
19 Drug improves physical state 89 .400      .513
3 Drug allows further therapy options 88     .716   
16 Rarely occurring nausea 86      .868  
17 Rarely occurring diarrhoea 86      .842  
14 Drug can be taken along without problems 85   .659     
7 Long duration of efficacy 85   .384 .315 .381   
6 Long term use of the drug is possible 84    .323 .419   
23 Drug allows improved mobility 82 .789      
12 Flexible application 82   .729     
21 Emotional and mental state improved 81 .749      
5 Can be used also in case of comorbidities 80    .488 .386   
13 Simple application: only few tablets 79   .736     
22 Social contact opportunities improved 78 .820      
24 Drug does not cause additional costs 75 .492   .539    
11 Once daily application 73   .703 .362    
15 Inconspiciuous drug intake 73 .318 .404     −.462
25 Treatment does not require much time 71 .600 .345     
9 Dosing of drug may vary 60    .742    
8 Therapy-free intervals possible 51    .713    
26 Pregnancy allowed 30    .524