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Table 4 Obtaining informed consent for invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures

From: How do hospitalised patients with Turkish migration background estimate their language skills and their comprehension of medical information – a prospective cross-sectional study and comparison to native patients in Germany to assess the language barrier and the need for translation

Adequacy of information “Did you feel sufficiently informed of the procedure?”
T (n = 96) n(%): 1: 0(0) 2: 4(4.21) 3: 19(19.79) 4: 37(38.54) 5: 36(37.5) mean ± SD: 4.09 ± 0.85*
G (n = 108) n(%): 1: 1(0.93) 2: 1(0.93) 3: 9(8.33) 4: 37(34.26) 5: 60(55.57) mean ± SD: 4.43 ± 0.76*
Possibility to ask questions “Did you have enough opportunity to get answers to your questions about the procedure?”
T (n = 95) n(%): 1: 0(0) 2: 4(4.21) 3: 22(23.16) 4: 30(31.58) 5: 39(41.05) mean ± SD: 4.09 ± 0.90
G (n = 108) n(%): 1: 1(0.93) 2: 2(1.85) 3: 10(9.26) 4: 47(43.52) 5: 48(44.44) mean ± SD: 4.29 ± 0.78
  1. n, Number; SD, Standard deviation; T, Patients with Turkish migration background. G, German patients without migration background. * = significant difference (p < 0.05). Rating (information on disease and diagnostics and treatment): 1 = not at all, 2 = rather not, 3 = a bit, 4 = mostly, 5 = completely.