Table 2: Patients’ and family members’ experiences of the amount of counseling.

Patient Family member
Amount of counselling20032008Difference 20032008Difference P
M M M M

Information from nursing staff
 On illness-related issues5.025.15 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟑 4.844.99 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟓
 On examinations performed5.165.19 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟑 4.745.19 𝟎 . 𝟒 𝟓 *
 On care procedures performed5.265.29 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟑 4.815.17 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟔 *
 On post-discharge care related to illness4.924.90 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟐 4.884.93 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟓
 On medications received5.064.81 𝟎 . 𝟐 𝟓 4.735.16 𝟎 . 𝟒 𝟑

Information from doctor
 On illness-related issues5.085.13 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟓 4.565.05 𝟎 . 𝟒 𝟗
 On examinations performed5.155.15 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟎 4.665.02 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟔
 On care procedures performed5.155.25 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟎 4.675.01 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟒
 On post-discharge care related to illness4.864.99 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟑 4.594.90 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟏
 On medications received5.104.83 𝟎 . 𝟐 𝟕 4.594.88 𝟎 . 𝟐 𝟗

Experience on the information given to the family member
 On illness-related issues4.784.67 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟏 5.045.17 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟑
 On examinations performed4.624.74 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟐 5.005.27 𝟎 . 𝟐 𝟕
 On care procedures performed4.554.93 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟖 5.005.33 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟑 *
 On post-discharge care related to illness4.494.79 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟎 4.865.04 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟖
 On medications received4.464.92 𝟎 . 𝟒 𝟔 4.915.18 𝟎 . 𝟐 𝟕

Experience of instructions given
 Importance of the presence of family members4.935.11 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟖 5.605.61 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟏
 Confidence in coping at home with the help of instructions5.205.08 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟐 4.995.38 𝟎 . 𝟑 𝟗
 I received information only when I asked for it2.943.04 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟎 3.323.16 𝟎 . 𝟏 𝟔
 Written instructions necessary for coping at home4.164.88 𝟎 . 𝟕 𝟐 4.695.19 𝟎 . 𝟓 𝟎 **
 Comprehensibility of instructions5.245.33 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟗 5.375.41 𝟎 . 𝟎 𝟒

* ≤ 0.05, ** ≤ 0.01, *** ≤ 0.001.
Mann-Whitney U test.