Table 4

Importance of topics and quality of improvement scores for care providers regarding HIV and sexual health care items as reported by 58 HIV patients who used integrated services, i.e., comprehensive sexual health care provided by public health nurses
Quality of improvement
Mean importance Public health nurse HIV nurse practitioner HIV care medical doctor
Privacy regarding STI outcomes 3.6 −0.2 −0.3 −0.3
Information in understandable language 3.6 −0.1 −0.2 −0.3
Expertise on STIs 3.4 −0.3 −0.2 −0.3
Opportunity for STI screening 3.3 −0.5 −0.2 −0.3
Take me seriously 3.3 −0.2 −0.3 −0.3
Cooperate with other care providers 3.3 −0.2 −0.5 −0.5
Sufficient time for consultation 3.2 −0.6 −0.6 −0.7
Openness to conversation on sexual health 3.0 −0.7 −0.4 −0.7

Importance was rated on a 4-point scale: 1 not important, 2 somewhat important, 3 important, 4 very important.

The quality of improvement was calculated by subtracting provider performance (4-point scale; 1=never to 4=always) from the patient importance score; quality of improvement scores below zero represent no need for improvement.

Dukers-Muijrers et al.

Dukers-Muijrers et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:1118   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-1118

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