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Table 5 Involvement of health care workers in the organization phase of patient education program

From: Making patient centered care a reality: a survey of patient educational programs in Italian Cancer Research and Care Institutes

  Type of Patient Education activitiesa
Type of personnel Classes (present in 10 institutes) Continuing learning (present in 9 institutes) Wellness classes (present in 9 institutes) Caregiver support (present in 8 institutes) Groups of mutual support (present in 8 institutes)
Administratives 8 (80 %) 0 1 (11 %) 1 (12 %) 0
Doctors 6 (60 %) 7 (78 %) 4 (44 %) 5 (62 %) 2 (25 %)
Nurses 5 (50 %) 4 (44 %) 3 (33 %) 5 (62 %) 2 (25 %)
Librarians 3 (30 %) 2 (22 %) 0 0 0
Pharmacists 2 (20 %) 0 0 0 0
Psychologists 0 7 (78 %) 8 (89 %) 7 (87 %) 4 (50 %)
Trainig office 0 9 (100 %) 0 0 0
Communication office 0 2 (22 %) 0 0 0
Others (external experts) 2 (20 %) 0 6 (67 %) 1 (12 %) 0
  1. aRespondents could select part or all the items; therefore, the sum of each column may be > 100 %