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Table 3 Treatment characteristics for discrete choice experiment

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

Characteristics Positive pole (+) Negative pole (−)
Life expectancy maximal increase moderate increase
Long term side effects improbable (<20% of patients) possible (≥20% of patients)
Flexibility of dosing max. 3 tablets/day ≥4 tablets/day
Physical quality of life diarrhoea or nausea less frequent diarrhoea or nausea more frequent
Emotional quality of life disease not obvious for others disease obvious for others
Social quality of life participation in social life possible participation in social life restricted