Table 3

Percentage of physicians supplying information and percentage of patients understanding it

Information supplied to the patients

Percentage of physicians who inform the patients n = 83

Percentage of patients who understand the information n = 451

Statistical test and significance level


Disease diagnosis

80

82

not significant

Medical examination results

94

73

χ2 = 47.794, df = 2, p < 0.001

Treatment prognosis

80

54

χ2 = 37.386, df = 2, p < 0.001

Disease complications

99

50

χ2 = 36.439, df = 2, p < 0.001

Possible alternative treatment methods

97

37

χ2 = 52.711, df = 2, p < 0.001


Ducinskiene et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2006 6:10   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-6-10

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