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Table 4 Comparison of content-needed and content-received score (n = 602)

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

Item Stroke(n = 131) CHD(n = 132) Cancer(n = 145) COPD(n = 88) DM(n = 106)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Information needed about taking care of oneself 7.64 (2.22) 7.87 (2.64) 7.82 (2.57) 7.89 (2.77) 7.27 (2.66)
Information received about taking care of oneself 8.17 (1.83) 8.77 (1.84) 8.21 (2.06) 7.93 (2.14) 8.06 (2.03)
t −3.351 −4.314 −2.091 −0.240 −3.250
P 0.001 < 0.001 0.04 0.81 0.002
Emotion regulation information needed 7.56 (2.34) 7.9 (2.43) 7.74 (2.61) 7.68 (2.85) 7.25 (2.63)
Emotion regulation information received 8.19 (1.86) 8.79 (1.78) 8.32 (1.97) 7.53 (2.36) 8.00 (1.88)
t −3.823 −4.536 −3.119 0.615 −3.389
P < 0.001 < 0.001 0.002 0.54 0.001
Information needed about medical needs and/or treatments 7.92 (2.18) 8.48 (2.03) 8.08 (2.33) 8.02 (2.23) 7.31 (2.60)
Information received about medical needs and/or treatments 8.02 (1.85) 8.81 (1.54) 8.33 (1.95) 7.56 (2.17) 7.95 (2.09)
t −0.553 −1.995 −1.509 2.211 −2.890
P 0.58 0.05 0.13 0.03 0.005
Practice needed with treatments and/or medications 7.68 (2.31) 8.34 (2.06) 7.77 (2.53) 7.94 (2.51) 7.14 (2.62)
Practice received with treatments and/or medications 7.98 (1.99) 8.67 (1.82) 8.10 (2.11) 7.32 (2.34) 7.64 (2.30)
t −1.879 −2.355 − 1.853 2.856 −2.252
P 0.06 0.02 0.07 0.005 0.03
Information needed about who and when to call for problems or emergencies 7.91 (2.18) 8.48 (1.91) 8.01 (2.41) 8.07 (2.48) 7.77 (2.41)
Information received about who and when to call for problems or emergencies 8.13 (1.71) 8.87 (1.55) 8.24 (2.14) 7.82 (2.13) 8.08 (1.95)
t −1.489 −2.611 −1.298 1.110 −1.600
P 0.14 0.01 0.20 0.27 0.11
Family members’ informational needs 7.87 (2.32) 8.40 (2.15) 8.05 (2.33) 8.05 (2.42) 7.87 (2.46)
Information received by family members 8.21 (1.72) 8.82 (1.54) 8.37 (2.10) 7.53 (2.45) 8.01 (2.10)
t −1.850 −2.516 −2.064 2.272 −0.614
P 0.07 0.01 0.04 0.03 0.54
Content needed 46.59 (12.55) 49.52 (11.33) 47.48 (13.45) 47.65 (14.18) 44.62 (13.30)
Content received 48.69 (9.85) 52.72 (9.11) 49.56 (11.07) 45.69 (11.92) 47.74 (10.67)
t −2.772 4.168 2.513 1.867 2.911
P 0.006 < 0.001 0.01 0.07 0.004
  1. Abbreviations: CHD coronary heart disease, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, DM diabetes, SD standard deviation, t t-test pairs, p p-value