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Table 3 Comparison of information received by patients 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 %s
  N Yes n (%) N Yes n (%)   B-A (95% CI)
Someone explained to me about:
The causes of my stroke 58 21 (36.2) 38 12 (31.6) 0.64 -4.6 (-23.9, 14.6)
My chances of recovery 58 31 (53.4) 38 13 (34.2) 0.06 -19.2 (-39.0, 0.6)
The possible effects of the stroke on my life 58 19 (32.8) 38 7 (18.4) 0.12 -14.3 (-31.6, 2.9)
The reasons for the tests I had 58 26 (44.8) 38 10 (26.3) 0.07 -18.5 (-37.5, 0.5)
The results of the tests I had 58 23 (39.7) 38 9 (23.7) 0.10 -16.0 (-34.4, 2.5)
How being treated in hospital might help 58 20 (34.5) 38 6 (15.8) 0.04 -18.7 (-35.5, -1.8)
Someone explained to me about:
The reasons for needing physiotherapy 48 36 (75.0) 28 19 (67.9) 0.51 -7.1 (28.3, 14.1)
Exercises to do on my own 50 36 (72.0) 27 20 (74.1) 0.84 2.1 (118.6, 22.8)
The use of aids (eg stick) 39 31 (79.5) 20 16 (80.0) 0.96 5.1 (-21.1, 22.1)
The reason for needing occupational therapy 47 30 (63.8) 25 13 (52.0) 0.33 -11.8 (-35.8, 12.1)
The use of aids (in eg your kitchen/bathroom) 45 23 (71.1) 23 18 (78.3) 0.53 7.1 (14.3, 28.6)
The reasons for need speech therapy 24 14 (58.3) 18 11 (61.1) 0.86 2.8 (-27.2, 23.7)
The use of communication aids 21 12 (57.1) 17 7 (41.2) 0.33 -16.0 (-47.5, 15.6)
Would have liked more information from:
Doctors 57 23 (40.4) 39 15 (38.5) 0.85 -1.9 (-21.8, 18.0)
Nurses 57 13 (22.8) 39 11 (28.2) 0.55 5.4 (-12.4, 23.2)
Physiotherapists 48 12 (25.0) 28 10 (35.7) 0.32 10.7 (-10.9, 32.3)
Occupational therapists 43 8 (18.6) 26 10 (38.5) 0.07 19.9 (-2.2, 41.9)
Speech therapists 26 6 (23.1) 19 5 (26.3) 0.80 3.2 (22.3, 28.8)
Social workers 30 10 (33.3) 21 5 (23.8) 0.46 -9,5 (-34.4, 15.3)