Table 3

Response rates for completion of nursing questionnaires, chart audits and patient interviews

Asthma

Breastfeeding

DDD

Smoking Cessation

Venous Leg Ulcer

Diabetes Foot Care


Pre-Implementation

# of nurse questionnaires

58

71

110

62

61

64

Questionnaire response rates

85.3%

94.7%

65.5%

70.5%

78.2%

68.1%

# of chart audits

80 1

103 1

196

116

109

98 1

1st patient interview (% of chart audits)

31 (38.8%)

75 (72.8%)

-

89 (76.7%)

-

66 (67.3%)

2nd patient interview (% of 1st interview)

21 (67.7%)

51 (49.5%)

-

42 (47.1%)

-

38 (57.6%)

Post-Implementation

# of nurse questionnaires

38

59

97

46

30

55

Questionnaire response rates

55.9%

78.7%

57.7%

52.3%

38.5%

58.5%

# of nurses included in final analysis 3

34

53

67

41

25

37

Nurses with paired data (as % of random sample) 3

50.0%

70.7%

39.9%

46.6%

32.1%

39.4%

# of chart audits

48 1

89 1

187

93

52

123 1

1st patient interview (% of chart audits) 2

14 (29.2%)

80 (89.9%)

-

84 (90.3%)

-

58 (47.2%)

2nd patient interview (% of 1st interview)

10 (71.4%)

61 (85.2%)

-

27 (32.1%)

-

26 (44.8%)


Notes: 1 No referral items included in chart audit

2 No questions were included about referrals in the 1st in-hospital interview

3 Both pre- and post-implementation questionnaires completed by nurses.

Edwards et al. BMC Nursing 2007 6:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-6-4

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