Table 3

Patient and physician evaluation of SAKK cancer-specific geriatric assessment (C-SGA)
Patient N = 51 Physician N = 9
n (%) or mean ± SD P value*
Patient questionnaire
Estimated time to complete
 Average time in minutes 17.33 ±7.34 20.59 ±6.53 0.02
 Rated time as acceptable 44 (96) 51 (100) 0.22
Ease of completing
 Easy/fairly easy 42 (91) 43 (84) 0.14#
 Just right 4 (8.7) 3 (5.9)
 Hard/very hard 0 (0) 5 (9.8)
Patient reaction §
 Interested 37 (73) 44 (86)
 Indifferent 7 (14) 5 (9.8)
 Rejecting 0 (0) 2 (3.9)
Difficult to answer questions
 Yes 5 (11) 8 (16) 0.91
 No 39 (89) 43 (84)
Unanswered questions
 Yes 6 (14) 11 (22) 0.03
 No 38 (86) 40 (78)
Medical record abstraction
Estimated time to complete
 Average time in minutes 8.32 ±4.72
 Rated time as acceptable 50(100)
Ease of completing
 Easy/fairly easy 47 (96)
 Just right 2 (4.1)
 Hard/very hard 0 (0)

C-SGA Cancer-Specific Geriatric Assessment; SD standard deviation.

* Test of difference between patients and physicians.

# Significance test based on two categories created by collapsing the bottom two categories with the smallest cell counts into one (e.g. Easy/Fairly easy vs. Just right/Hard/Very hard).

§ Significance test not possible due to zero cells.

Clough-Gorr et al.

Clough-Gorr et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2013 13:93   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-13-93

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