Table 3

Odds ratios for questions on patient experience of care: comparison of responses from patients who did, and did not, see a specialist nurse

Question

Saw specialist nurse Frequency of positive responses/total responses (%)

Did not see specialist nurse Frequency of positive responses/total responses (%)

Age-adjusted odds ratio Odds ratio, (95% confidence interval) p value


1. Given enough written or printed information about the test results

175/225 (77.8)

14/32 (43.8)

4.58 (2.01; 10.43) p < 0.001

2. Given enough written or printed information about active treatment

163/195 (83.6)

14/25 (56.0)

3.73 (1.46; 9.56) p = 0.01

3. Given enough written or printed information about watchful waiting/active monitoring

127/160 (79.4)

8/22 (36.4)

6.69 (2.45; 18.25) p < 0.001

4. Doctor or nurse clearly explained what treatment options would involve

210/239 (87.9)

22/36 (61.1)

3.51 (1.54; 8.01) p = 0.003

5. Doctor or nurse discussed clearly the possible side effects or consequences of treatment options

195/239 (81.6)

26/36 (72.2)

1.47 (0.63; 3.45) p = 0.37

6. Doctor or nurse gave an explanation of why the other treatment options were not suitable

136/202 (67.3)

15/30 (50)

2.05 (0.92; 4.60) p = 0.08

7. Doctor or nurse offered written or printed information about the treatment options

170/250 (68.0)

11/37 (29.7)

3.90 (1.76; 8.63) p = 0.001

8. Doctor or nurse offered written or printed information about the side effects or consequences of the treatment options

158/252 (62.7)

10/37 (27.0)

3.81 (1.71; 8.49) p = 0.001

9. Patient made decision about which type of treatment to have (alone or in partnership with a health professional)

157/251 (62.5)

11/37 (29.7)

2.69 (1.18; 6.12) p = 0.02

10. Doctor or nurse involved patient as much as wanted in the decision about which treatment to have

192/237 (81.0)

23/34 (67.6)

1.69 (0.73; 3.88) p = 0.22

11. After the treatment decision had been made, doctor or nurse told patient they could discuss their treatment decision again

152/235 (64.7)

10/34 (29.4)

3.78 (1.68; 8.53) p = 0.001

12. Doctor or nurse told patient that they could change their mind about which treatment to have

132/230 (57.4)

6/33 (18.2)

4.71 (1.82; 12.22) p = 0.001

13. Doctor or nurse gave patient enough information about sources of help (e.g. support group/charities)

226/252 (89.7)

16/37 (43.2)

9.36 (4.11; 21.34) p < 0.001


Tarrant et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:65   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-65

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