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Table 5 Tabulation of physicians’ and nurses’ responses regarding patients engagement in care plan

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

   Position Total P - value
Scale Items Level Nurses(n = 64) Physicians (n = 36)  
1. Addressing the patient directly. Extremely not important 1 (1.6%) 1 (2.8%) 2 (2.0%) 0.586
Not important 3 (4.7%) 1 (2.8%) 4 (4.0%)
Important 14 (21.9%) 12 (33.3%) 26 (26.0%)
Extremely important 46 (71.9%) 22 (61.1%) 68 (68.0%)
2. Introduce yourself and your role in the patient’s care. Extremely not important 1 (1.6%) 1 (2.8%) 2 (2.0%) 0.051
Not important 3 (4.7%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (3.0%)
Important 8 (12.5%) 12 (33.3%) 20 (20.0%)
Extremely important 52 (81.3%) 23 (63.9%) 75 (75.0%)
3. Advocate for patient and family involvement in decision making to the extent they choose. Extremely not important 2 (3.1%) 2 (5.6%) 4 (4.0%) 0.563
Not important 3 (4.7%) 0 (0.0%) 3 (3.0%)
Important 17 (26.6%) 10 (27.8%) 27 (27.0%)
Extremely important 42 (65.6%) 24 (66.7%) 66 (66.0%)
4. Actively listen to the patient’s concerns about the treatment plan. Extremely not important 1 (1.6%) 1 (2.8%) 2 (2.0%) 0.900
Not important 2 (3.1%) 1 (2.8%) 3 (3.0%)
Important 16 (25.0%) 11 (30.6%) 27 (27.0%)
Extremely important 45 (70.3%) 23 (63.9%) 68 (68.0%)
5. Always ask the patient his opinion about major health care treatment decision. Extremely not important 1 (1.6%) 2 (5.6%) 3 (3.0%) 0.666
Not important 1 (1.6%) 1 (2.8%) 2 (2.0%)
Important 17 (26.6%) 8 (22.2%) 25 (25.0%)
Extremely important 45 (70.3%) 25 (69.4%) 70 (70.0%)
6. Believe that patient engagement improves the healthcare outcomes. Extremely not important 1 (1.6%) 3 (8.3%) 4 (4.0%) 0.207
Not important 1 (1.6%) 2 (5.6%) 3 (3.0%)
Important 16 (25.0%) 10 (27.8%) 26 (26.0%)
Extremely important 46 (71.9%) 21 (58.3%) 67 (67.0%)