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Table 2 Characteristics of relatives who did or did not add free-text comments to the Family Collaboration Scale questionnaire

From: What relatives of older medical patients want us to know - a mixed-methods study

  Added comments (n = 79) n No comments (n = 101) n P-value*
Age, years, mean 60.3 78 60.8 98 0.998
Sex, Female, % 67.5 77 66.0 100 0.830
Relationship with patient, %      
 Spouse 22.8 79 27.7 101 0.749
 Offspring 62.0 79 58.4 101  
 Other 15.2 79 13.9 101  
Education, %      
 Public school 64.1 78 74.3 101 0.143
 High school/ University 35.9 78 25.7 101  
Health education, % 26.0 77 13.3 98 0.033
High degree of satisfaction with hospital care**, %      
 At admission 38.4 73 57.6 99 0.008
 During the hospital stay 41.1 73 56.1 98 0.001
 At discharge 32.9 73 43.9 98 0.030
High degree of trust in the provided care**, %      
 I trusted that my relative got the care s/he needed 39.0 77 54.6 99 0.008
  1. *SAS 9.3 was used for the statistical analysis. The χ2 test was used to analyze categorical data, and the Kruskal-Wallis test was used to analyze numerical data. P-values < 0.05 were considered significant and are highlighted in bold font
  2. **Response categories in the questionnaire were: high degree, some degree, less degree, not at all