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Table 2 Comparison of the total score and each dimension score of QDTS in discharged patients with different diseases (n = 602)

From: Quality analysis of discharge instruction among 602 hospitalized patients in China: a multicenter, cross-sectional study

Item Frequency(n) QDTS – Needed
Mean (SD)
QDTS – Received
Mean (SD)
Teaching skills and effectiveness
Mean (SD)
Total score
Mean (SD)
Stroke 131 46.59 (12.55) 48.69 (9.85) 105.76 (15.29) 154.46 (22.08)
CHD 132 49.52 (11.33) 52.72 (9.11) 108.88 (16.99) 161.60 (24.70)
Cancer 145 47.48 (13.45) 49.56 (11.07) 49.56 (11.07) 156.75 (24.26)
COPD 88 47.65 (14.18) 45.69 (11.92) 45.69 (11.92) 149.23 (23.80)
Diabetes 106 44.62 (12.96) 47.74 (11.92) 47.74 (10.67) 154.33 (19.47)
F   2.234 6.834 1.821 4.159
P 0.06 < 0.001 0.12 0.002
  1. Abbreviations: CHD coronary heart disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, QDTS quality of discharged teaching scale, SD standard deviation, p, p-value