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Table 4 Proportion of responders reporting problems on the items of Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire (PPE-15)

From: Evaluating patient experiences in decentralised acute care using the Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire; methodological and clinical findings

PPE-15 item n = 479
1) Understandable answers to questions from doctors [70] 118/475 (24.8)
2) Understandable answers to questions from nurses [70] 114/475 (24)
3) Different answers from different personnel [70] 148/475 (31.2)
4) Discuss anxieties/fears about condition/treatment with doctor (3) 214/475 (45.1)
5) Doctors talk in front of you, as if you weren’t there? (4) 42/475 (8.8)
6) Involvement in care and treatment decisions? (4) 200/475 (42.1)
7) Treated with respect and dignity (4) 42/476 (8.8)
8) Discuss anxieties/ fears about condition/treatment with nurse (3) 146/476 (30.7)
9) Someone in staff to talk to about concerns? (3) 142/475 (29.9)
10) Were you ever in pain? (yes) 347/475 (73.1)
10a) Staff took action to relieve pain (5) 99/476 (20.8)
11) Opportunity for family/close persons to talk to doctor (6) 103/477 (21.6)
12) Enough information to family or someone close to help recover? (6) 139/476 (29.2)
13) Understandable explanation about the purpose of medicines (7) 121/475 (25.5)
14) Information about medication side effects (7) 243/475 (51.2)
15) Information about danger signals to observe at home (7) 348/475 (73.3)
  1. Abbreviations and table legends: MAWs municipal acute wards, PPE-15-Picker Patient
  2. Experience Questionnaire. PPE-15 item-the 15 items, with dimension 1–7 in parenthesis; 1 = Information and education, 2 = Coordination of care, 3 = Emotional comfort, 4 = Respect patient preferences, 5 = Physical comfort, 6 = Involvement of family and friends, 7 = Continuity and transition. PPE-15 item- Picker Patient Experience Questionnaire, short version of the 15 questions. The proportion of responders reporting a problem on number of answers to each of the PPE-15 items. Percentage in parenthesis