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Table 3 Odds ratios for questions on patient experience of care: comparison of responses from patients who did, and did not, see a specialist nurse

From: Is seeing a specialist nurse associated with positive experiences of care? The role and value of specialist nurses in prostate cancer care

Question Saw specialist nurse Frequency of positive responses/total responses (%) Did not see specialist nurse Frequency of positive responses/total responses (%) Age-adjusted odds ratio Odds ratio, (95% confidence interval) p value
1. Given enough written or printed information about the test results 175/225 (77.8) 14/32 (43.8) 4.58 (2.01; 10.43) p < 0.001
2. Given enough written or printed information about active treatment 163/195 (83.6) 14/25 (56.0) 3.73 (1.46; 9.56) p = 0.01
3. Given enough written or printed information about watchful waiting/active monitoring 127/160 (79.4) 8/22 (36.4) 6.69 (2.45; 18.25) p < 0.001
4. Doctor or nurse clearly explained what treatment options would involve 210/239 (87.9) 22/36 (61.1) 3.51 (1.54; 8.01) p = 0.003
5. Doctor or nurse discussed clearly the possible side effects or consequences of treatment options 195/239 (81.6) 26/36 (72.2) 1.47 (0.63; 3.45) p = 0.37
6. Doctor or nurse gave an explanation of why the other treatment options were not suitable 136/202 (67.3) 15/30 (50) 2.05 (0.92; 4.60) p = 0.08
7. Doctor or nurse offered written or printed information about the treatment options 170/250 (68.0) 11/37 (29.7) 3.90 (1.76; 8.63) p = 0.001
8. Doctor or nurse offered written or printed information about the side effects or consequences of the treatment options 158/252 (62.7) 10/37 (27.0) 3.81 (1.71; 8.49) p = 0.001
9. Patient made decision about which type of treatment to have (alone or in partnership with a health professional) 157/251 (62.5) 11/37 (29.7) 2.69 (1.18; 6.12) p = 0.02
10. Doctor or nurse involved patient as much as wanted in the decision about which treatment to have 192/237 (81.0) 23/34 (67.6) 1.69 (0.73; 3.88) p = 0.22
11. After the treatment decision had been made, doctor or nurse told patient they could discuss their treatment decision again 152/235 (64.7) 10/34 (29.4) 3.78 (1.68; 8.53) p = 0.001
12. Doctor or nurse told patient that they could change their mind about which treatment to have 132/230 (57.4) 6/33 (18.2) 4.71 (1.82; 12.22) p = 0.001
13. Doctor or nurse gave patient enough information about sources of help (e.g. support group/charities) 226/252 (89.7) 16/37 (43.2) 9.36 (4.11; 21.34) p < 0.001