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Table 4 Patients' evaluation of inpatient satisfaction questionnaires used in psychiatric hospitals, -mean (standard deviation)

From: Satisfaction of patients hospitalised in psychiatric hospitals: a randomised comparison of two psychiatric-specific and one generic satisfaction questionnaires

  Saphora-Psy Perceptions of Care Picker P-value*
  (n = 226) (n = 240) (n = 262)  
« Was the questionnaire easy or difficult to fill in? » 1.55 (0.67) 1.67 (0.74) 1.63 (0.65) 0.25
[1 = very easy/2 = easy/3 = difficult/4 = very difficult]        
« Were the questions that addressed your hospital stay clearly formulated? » 1.61 (0.73) 1.52 (0.74) 1.56 (0.7) 0.25
[1 = yes, all questions/2 = yes, most questions/half of the questions/3 = only some questions/4 = none]        
« Do the questions address aspects of your hospital stay that are important to you? » 1.98 (0.93) 2.06 (0.97) 2.09 (0.97) 053
[1 = yes, all questions/2 = yes, most questions/3 = half of the questions/4 = yes some questions/5 = none]        
« Do the questions concern aspects that you can easily assess? » 1.83 (0.79) 1.89 (0.9) 1.84 (0.81) 0.96
[1 = yes, all questions/2 = yes, most questions/3 = half of the questions/4 = yes some questions/5 = none]        
« Are there important questions missing ? » 2.51 (0.64) 2.44 (0.63) 2.44 (0.65) 0.43
[1 = yes, many are missing/2 = yes, some are missing/3 = none are missing]        
« Was it easy to find a suitable answer? » 1.96 (0.9) 1.90 (0.95) 1.85 (0.78) 0.45
[1 = yes, all questions/2 = yes, most questions/3 = half of the questions/4 = yes some questions/5 = none]        
« How do you considerthe length of the questionnaire ? » 1.36 (0.6) 1.25 (0.54) 1.36 (0.56) 0.11
[1 = appropriate/2 = somewhat too long/3 = really too long]        
« Is the lay-out of the questionnaire clear and legible ? » 1.18 (0.41) 1.16 (0.42) 1.20 (0.43) 0.72
[1 = very clear and legible/2 = clear and legible enough/3 = not clear or not legible enough]        
« Were there terms used in this questionnaire that you found inappropriate or shocking? » 2.92 (0.34) 2.86 (0.46) 2.93 (0.27) 0.65
[1 = yes, many terms/2 = yes, some terms/3 = no, none of the terms]        
« In your opinion, the questionnaire that you filled in is ? » 2.44 (0.89) 2.56 (0.84) 2.60 (0.82) 0.11
[1 = excellent/2 = very good/3 = good/4 = fair/5 = poor]        
  1. * P-values from Kruskal-Wallis test