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Table 3 comparison of patient satisfaction with follow up care at 4 month and 8 month time points

From: Follow-up care after treatment for prostate cancer: evaluation of a supported self-management and remote surveillance programme

  Strongly agree N (%) Agree N (%) Neither agree nor disagree N (%) Disagree N (%) Strongly disagree N (%) Mann Whitney U p-value
4 months
 I have felt reassured
  Programme group 73 (29) 124 (50) 51 (21) 0 (0) 0 (0) 27,356 0.000
  Comparator group 56 (20) 119 (43) 81 (29) 8 (3) 12 (5)   
 I have known who to contact with any problems
  Programme group 125 (50) 115 (46) 8 (3) 0 (0) 0 (0) 65,139 0.000
  Comparator group 86 (31) 158 (57) 14 (5) 7 (2) 13 (5)   
 I have felt comfortable about contacting the doctors and nurses with any problems
  Programme group 113 (46) 121 (48) 12 (5) 2 (1) 0 (0) 67,705 0.000
  Comparator group 93 (33) 143 (51) 22 (8) 6 (2) 15 (6)   
 I have felt isolated
  Programme group 1 (1) 6 (2) 18 (7) 85 (34) 138 (56) 37,907 0.019
  Comparator group 7 (3) 11 (4) 34 (12) 91 (33) 133 (48)   
 I have felt that the care received was thorough
  Programme group 103 (42) 116 (47) 27 (11) 0 (0) 1 (0) 67,212 0.000
  Comparator group 80 (29) 134 (48) 48 (17) 6 (2) 12 (4)   
 I have felt able to ask questions
  Programme group 112 (45) 127 (51) 9 (4) 1 (0) 0 (0) 67,944.50 0.000
  Comparator group 93 (33) 143 (51) 26 (9) 4 (2) 14 (5)   
 I have felt that the doctors/nurses spent enough time with me
  Programme group 97 (39) 117 (47) 31 (13) 1 (.5) 1 (.5) 68,095 0.000
  Comparator group 78 (28) 137 (49) 41 (15) 7 (3) 17 (6)   
 I have felt involved in decisions about my care
  Programme group 93 (38) 114 (46) 36 (15) 2 (1) 1 (0) 67,553.50 0.000
  Comparator group 72 (26) 132 (47) 55 (19) 8 (3) 13 (5)   
 Has the health care you received been acceptable yes no unsure     
  Programme group 230 (93) 0 (0) 18 (7)    35,521 0.278
  Comparator group 251 (90) 4 (1) 24 (9)     
 Has the health care you received met your expectations exceeded met Fell short unsure    
  Programme group 36 (15) 186 (75) 8 (3) 17 (7)   36,827.50 0.033
  Comparator group 25 (9) 213 (77) 13 (5) 25 (9)    
 How would you rate the quality of care you have received Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor   
  Programme group 70 (29) 94 (38) 66 (27) 12 (5) 2 (1) 35,232 0.264
  Comparator group 69 (25) 109 (40) 67 (25) 26 (9) 3 (1)   
8 months
 I have felt reassured
  Programme group 45 (19) 122 (50) 64 (26) 6 (3) 5 (2) 33,946 0.906
  Comparator group 61 (23) 125 (45) 81 (29) 8 (2) 4 (1)   
 I have known who to contact with any problems
  Programme group 98 (40) 139 (56) 6 (2) 1 (1) 3 (1) 30,686 0.015
  Comparator group 85 (31) 173 (62) 11 (4) 6 (2) 3 (1)   
 I have felt comfortable about contacting the doctors and nurses with any problems
  Programme group 91 (37) 132 (54) 17 (7) 1 (1) 3 (1) 31,896.50 0.207
  Comparator group 86 (31) 168 (61) 15 (5) 5 (2) 3 (1)   
 I have felt isolated
  Programme group 4 (2) 8 (3) 28 (11) 71 (29) 134 (55) 34,774 0.535
  Comparator group 3 (1) 11 (4) 32 (12) 88 (32) 142 (51)   
 I have felt that the care received was thorough
  Programme group 73 (30) 122 (51) 42 (17) 3 (1) 2 (1) 32,951 0.834
  Comparator group 79 (29) 144 (52) 44 (16) 5 (2) 3 (1)   
 I have felt able to ask questions
  Programme group 87 (36) 135 (55) 21 (9) 0 (0) 1 (0) 33,267.50 0.850
  Comparator group 92 (34) 164 (60) 12 (4) 4 (1) 3 (1)   
 I have felt that the doctors/nurses spent enough time with me
  Programme group 77 (32) 122 (50) 38 (16) 6 (2) 1 (0) 32,749 0.506
  Comparator group 80 (29) 143 (52) 43 (15) 8 (3) 3 (1)   
 I have felt involved in decisions about my care
  Programme group 74 (31) 120 (49) 45 (19) 3 (1) 1 (0) 32,089.50 0.317
  Comparator group 72 (26) 146 (53) 50 (18) 7 (2) 2 (1)   
 Has the health care you received been acceptable yes no unsure     
  Programme group 219 (91) 3 (1) 19 (8)    33,257.50 0.491
  Comparator group 241 (89) 7 (3) 23 (9)     
 Has the health care you received met your expectations exceeded met Fell short unsure    
  Programme group 24 (10) 192 (80) 6 (2) 18 (8)   32,853 0.480
  Comparator group 23 (9) 213 (80) 12 (5) 19 (7)    
 How would you rate the quality of care you have received Excellent Very good Good Fair Poor   
  Programme group 51 (23) 85 (38) 74 (33) 10 (5) 3 (1) 28,942.50 0.913
  Comparator group 63 (24) 101 (39) 71 (27) 23 (9) 3 (1)