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Table 4 Patients’ and family members’ perceptions of engagement in care plans by gender and by who performed the assessment

From: Patient experiences of engagement with care plans and healthcare professionals’ perceptions of that engagement

Items Level Gender P-value Who performed the assessment P-value
Female (n = 38) Male (n = 44) Patients (n = 36) Family members (n = 46)
The doctor/ nurse addressed and referred to me directly Not performed 1 (2.6%) 0 0.620 0 1 (2.2%) 0.312
Performed some of the time 2 (5.3%) 4 (9.1%) 3 (5.6%) 3 (6.5%)
Performed most of the time 4 (10.5%) 6 (13.6%) 2 (5.6%) 8 (17.4%)
Always performed 31 (81.6%) 34 (77.3%) 31 (86.1%) 34 (73.9%)
The doctor/nurse self-introduced and identified their role in my care Not performed 0 0 0.957 0 0 0.557
Performed some of the time 2 (5.3%) 3 (6.8%) 2 (5.6%) 3 (6.5%)
Performed most of the time 6 (15.8%) 7 (15.9%) 4 (11.1%) 9 (19.6%)
Always performed 30 (78.9%) 34 (77.3%) 30 (83.3%) 34 (73.9%)
The doctor/nurse explains to me my treatment plan. Not performed 1 (2.6%) 2 (4.5%) 0.660 1 (2.8%) 2 (4.3%) 0.351
Performed some of the time 2 (5.3%) 3 (6.8%) 3 (8.3%) 2 (4.3%)
Performed most of the time 8 (21.1%) 5 (11.4%) 3 (8.3%) 10 (21.7%)
Always performed 27 (71.1%) 34 (77.3%) 29 (80.6%) 32 (69.6)
The doctor/nurse engages me and my family in the decision making regarding my care. Not performed 1 (2.6%) 1 (2.3%) 0.769 1 (2.8%) 1 (2.2%) 0.497
Performed some of the time 5 (13.2%) 3 (6.8%) 3 (8.3%) 5 (10.9%)
Performed most of the time 6 (15.8%) 6 (13.6%) 3 (8.3%) 9 (19.6%)
Always performed 26 (68.4%) 34 (77.3%) 29 (80.6%) 31 (67.4%)
I feel that my opinions and concerns matter to the doctor/nurse responsible for my care. Not performed 1 (2.6%) 2 (4.5%) 0.682 2 (5.6%) 1 (2.2%) 0.742
Performed some of the time 3 (7.9%) 2 (4.5%) 2 (5.6%) 3 (6.5%)
Performed most of the time 4 (10.5) 8 (18.2%) 4 (11.1%) 8 (17.4%)
Always performed 30 (78.9%) 32 (72.7%) 28 (77.8%) 34 (73.9%)
I feel I am a partner in my own treatment and healthcare plan. Not performed 1 (2.6%) 1 (2.3%) 0.478 1 (2.8%) 1 (2.2%) 0.313
Performed some of the time 4 (10.5%) 2 (4.5%) 1 (2.8%) 5 (10.9%)
Performed most of the time 2 (5.3%) 6 (13.6%) 2 (5.6%) 6 (13%)
Always performed 31 (81.6%) 35 (79.5%) 32 (88.9%) 34 (73.9%)