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Table 2 Differences in patient satisfaction in Phase A (control) and Phase B (patient held record)

From: Improving stroke patients' care: a patient held record is not enough

  Phase A   Phase B   P-value Differences in Adjusted
  N Satisfied n (%) N Satisfied n (%)   % 2 odds ratios
       B-A (95% CI) (95% CI)§
Hospital Care        
Treated with kindness 57 53 (93.0) 38 34 (89.5) 0.71* -3.5 (-15.3,8.3) 0.6 (0.1,3.2)
Staff attended to needs 57 47 (82.5) 37 31 (83.8) 0.87 1.3 (-14.1,16.8) 1.1 (0.3,3.4)
Able to talk about problems 56 46 (82.1) 38 23 (60.5) 0.02 -21.6 (-40.1,-3.1) 0.3 (0.1,0.9)
Given information re illness 58 39 (67.2) 38 20 (52.6) 0.15 -14.6 (-34.6,5.3) 0.5 (0.2,1.1)
Doctors done all they can 57 49 (86.0) 38 35 (92.1) 0.52* 6.1 (-6.3,18.6) 2.0 (0.5,8.5)
Happy with recovery 58 34 (58.6) 38 30 (78.9) 0.04 20.3 (2.2,38.5) 2.9 (1.1,8.5)
Satisfied with type of therapy 52 46 (88.5) 31 28 (90.3) 1.00* 1.9 (-11.7,15.4) 1.5 (0.3,7.1)
I have had enough therapy 56 31 (54.4) 35 24 (68.8) 0.21 13.2 (-6.9,33.4) 1.9 (0.7,5.0)
Home Care        
Satisfied with amount of contact with hospital 46 38 (82.6) 28 22 (78.6) 0.67 -4.0 (-22.8,14.7) 0.7 (0.2,3.0)
Information wanted about allowances/benefits 46 28 (60.9) 23 17 (73.9) 0.28 13.0 (-9.9,35.9) 2.0 (0.6,7.1)
Good preparation for return home 42 39 (92.9) 21 20 (95.2) 1.00* 2.4 (-9.6,14.4) -†
Satisfied with service 58 17 (29.3) 39 10 (25.6) 0.69 -3.7 (-21.7,14.4) 0.8 (0.3,2.2)
  1. * Fisher's Exact Test (Two-Tail), §adjusted for age, sex, race, admission ward, disability at 6 months, † not estimatable