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Table 5 Summary of satisfaction with help received for supportive care needs

From: The supportive care needs of women experiencing gynaecological cancer: a Western Australian cross-sectional study

Satisfaction Yes
n (%)
No
n (%)
Missing
Health System and Information Needs Domain
 Being given written information about the important aspects of your care 98 (37) 164 (63) 78
 Being given information (written diagrams, drawings) about aspects of managing your illness and side-effects at home 99 (38) 162 (62) 81
 Being given explanation of those tests for which you would like explanations 92 (34) 176 (66) 74
 Being adequately informed about the benefits and side-effects of treatments before you choose to have them 83 (31) 183 (69) 76
 Being informed about your test results as soon as feasible 79 (29) 193 (71) 69
 Being informed about cancer which is under control or diminishing (that is, remission) 84 (32) 179 (68) 78
 Being informed about things you can do to help yourself to get well 119 (47) 136 (53) 85
 Having access to professional counselling (e.g., psychologist, social worker, counsellor, nurse specialist) if you, family or friends need it 137 (53) 121 (47) 84
 To be given information about sexual relationships 147 (65) 79 (35) 117
 Being treated like a person not just another case 88 (35) 164 (65) 91
 Being treated in a hospital or clinic that is as physically pleasant as possible 76 (29) 184 (71) 82
 Having one member of hospital staff with whom you can talk about all aspects of your condition, treatment and follow-up 113 (44) 141 (56) 88
Psychological Needs Domain
 Anxiety 190 (75) 65 (25) 88
 Feeling down or depressed 201 (79) 52 (21) 90
 Feelings of sadness 185 (76) 58 (24) 100
 Fears about the cancer spreading 165 (61) 104 (39) 74
 Worry that the results of treatment are beyond your control 178 (70) 75 (30) 90
 Accepting changes in your appearance 188 (81) 44 (19) 111
 Uncertainty about the future 182 (74) 63 (26) 97
 Learning to fell in control of your situations 191 (77) 56 (23) 96
 Keeping a positive outlook 177 (74) 63 (26) 103
 Feelings about death or dying 194 (83) 40 (17) 109
 Concerns about the worries of those close to you 201 (83) 42 (17) 100
Sexuality Needs Domain
 Changes in your ability to have sexual intercourse 196 (80) 50 (20) 96
 Changes in sexual feelings 186 (79) 49 (21) 107
 Changes in your sexual relationships 190 (83) 40 (17) 112
 Concerns about fulfilling your role as a partner 201 (87) 29 (13) 113
 To be given information about sexual relationships 147 (65) 79 (35) 117
Physical and Daily Living Needs Domain
 Pain 157 (57) 120 (43) 66
 Lack of energy/tiredness 211 (80) 52 (20) 80
 Feeling unwell a lot of the time 193 (77) 58 (23) 92
 Work around the house 204 (86) 33 (14) 105
 Not being able to do the things you used to do 198 (81) 45 (19) 100
Patient Care and Support Needs Domain
 More choice about which cancer specialists you see 183 (81) 44 (19) 116
 More choice about which hospital you attend 180 (81) 42 (19) 121
 Reassurance by health professionals that the way you feel is normal 150 (61) 96 (39) 96
 Hospital staff attending to your physical needs 96 (37) 164 (63) 83
 Hospital staff acknowledging, and showing sensitivity to, your feelings and emotional needs 95 (36) 166 (64) 80