Table 4

Interviews with consumers
Coded themes/Subthemes Number of interviews in  Coded themes/Subthemes Number of interviews in
which coded themes and which coded themes and
subthemes occur/total N subthemes occur/ total N
(N = 28) (N = 28)
Source of information Impact of scan
  Popular media 20   Change of treatment 18
  Professional sources 5   Better treatment 10
  Word of mouth 4   Relief or quality of life 18
Motivation to seek scan   Better understanding of disorder 14
  Objective diagnosis 23   Improved self-attitude 13
  Better understanding 14   Sense of empowerment 11
  Better treatment 11   Acceptance by others 11
  Skepticism - psychiatry 11   Increased hope 10
  Undiagnosed concerns 8   Belief in diagnosis 6
  No other options 5   Decreased stigma 5
  Legal reason 2   Decreased hope 4
Concerns about the scan   None (explicitly) 2
  Cost 13   Worse self-attitude 1
  Radiation 6   No change in treatment 1
  Meaningfulness 4   Decreased compliance 1
  Unexpected bad news 3 Evaluation
  Lack of insurance 3   Expectations fully met 22
  Claustrophobia 2   Would do it again 22
  Uninformative findings 2   Worth the cost 8
  Confidentiality 1   Expectations partly met 5
  Change in therapy 1   Would not do it again 1
Results received Overall experience
  New primary diagnosis 12   Positive 25
  Confirmation of existing diagnosis 11   Negative 3
  New secondary diagnosis 11
  Exclusion of a suspected diagnosis 2
  None (explicitly) 2

Anderson et al.

Anderson et al. BMC Psychiatry 2013 13:208   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-13-208

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