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Table 10 Patients’ overall experience and satisfaction

From: Comparing the experience of enhanced recovery programme for gynaecological patients undergoing laparoscopic versus open gynaecological surgery: a prospective study

Variable Procedure Significance
Laparoscopy (N = 74) Open (N = 70)
Were you given a leaflet on enhanced recovery?
 No 7 (9.5%) 8 (11.4%) p = 1.000
 Yes 43 (58.1%) 49 (70.0%)  
 Missing data 24 (32.4%) 13 (18.6%)  
Were you treated with dignity?
 Never 0 0  
 Sometimes 0 2 (2.9%) p = 0.496
 Always 55 (74.3%) 56 (80.0%)  
 Missing data 19 (25.7%) 12 (17.1%)  
Did you feel well informed about your treatment?
 Never 0 0 p = 0.054
 Sometimes 2 (2.7%) 9 (12.9%)  
 Always 53 (71.6%) 49 (70.0%)  
Missing data 19 (25.7%) 12 (17.1%)  
Did you feel your pain was well controlled?
 Never 0 0  
 Sometimes 5 (6.8%) 22 (31.4%) p = 0.000 *
 Always 49 (66.2%) 34 (48.6%)  
 Missing data 20 (27.0%) 14 (20.0%)  
Did you feel you were involved in decisions about your discharge from hospital?
 Never 0 2 (2.9%) p = 0.154
 Sometimes 3 (4.1%) 6 (8.6%)  
 Always 51 (68.9%) 42 (60.0%)  
 Missing data 20 (27.0%) 20 (28.5%)  
How would you rate the friendliness, approachability and respect of the nursing staff?
 Poor 0 0 p = 0.709
 Adequate 1 (1.4%) 2 (2.9%)  
 Good 11 (14.8%) 8 (11.4%)  
 Excellent 49 (66.2%) 43 (61.4%)  
 Missing data 13 (17.6%) 17 (24.3%)  
How would you rate the friendliness, approachability and respect of the doctors?
 Poor 0 0 p = 0.431
 Adequate 1 (1.4%) 0  
 Good 11 (14.8%) 6 (8.6%)  
 Excellent 49 (66.2%) 47 (67.1%)  
 Missing data 13 (17.6%) 17 (24.3%)  
How would you rate your overall stay on the gynaecology ward?
 Very dissatisfied 0 0 p = 0.04 *
 Dissatisfied 1 (1.4%) 0  
 Satisfied 9 (12.2%) 20 (28.6%)  
 Very satisfied 44 (59.4%) 37 (52.8%)  
 Missing data 20 (27.0%) 13 (18.6%)  
  1. *Apart from pain control and patients’ satisfaction with their stay on the gynaecology ward, there was no significant difference between the rest of patients’ experience and satisfaction with their care