Table 2

 Patient outcome measures in control and intervention groups

Outcome measureControl group, n = 61 (% of control group)Intervention group, n = 40 (% of intervention group)Statistical analysis (the answers “No” and “Don’t know” were combined for analysis)
Has the amount of information been as you wanted?
    Yes45 (73.8)35 (87.5)χ2 = 2.898 df = 2 p = 0.235
    No14 (22.9)4 (10.0)
    Don’t know2 (3.3)1 (2.5)
Has the information been given in the way you wanted?
    Yes49 (80.3)39 (97.5)χ2 = 6.379 df = 2 p = 0.041 (Fisher’s exact text used because of small numbers)
    No11 (18.0)1 (2.5)
    Don’t know1 (1.6)0 (0.0)
Do you feel your family or carer has been kept informed as you wished?
    Yes37 (60.7)37 (92.5)χ2 = 14.649 df = 2 p<0.001
    No21 (34.4)1 (2.5)
    Don’t know3 (4.9)2 (5.0)
Are you confident that future decisions about your care will be made in the way you wish?
    Yes44 (72.1)35 (87.5)χ2 = 4.591 df = 2 p = 0.101
    No9 (14.8)1 (2.5)
    Don’t know8 (13.1)4 (10.0)