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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)