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Table 5 Patient feedback questionnaires on DT

From: Feasibility, acceptability and adaption of dignity therapy: a mixed methods study achieving 360° feedback

Item N strongly agreed or agreed (n / %) disagreed or strongly disagreed (n / %) neither agreed or disagreed (n / %) Selected Comments (ID)
I have found Dignity Therapy to be helpful to me. 19 18 / 94.7 1 / 5.3 It was helpful, because warm memories became present; it gave me a feeling of stability. (M 43)
I have found Dignity Therapy to be satisfactory. 19 18 / 94.7 1 / 5.3 It was far more than satisfactory. DT is a gift. It was more than I expected. (M 43)
Dignity Therapy made me feel that my life currently is more meaningful. 19 14 / 73.7 2 / 10.5 3 / 15.8 Life had the same meaning before [DT]. (M 43)
Dignity Therapy has given me a heightened sense of purpose. 19 13 / 68.4 2 / 10.5 4 / 21.1 I see that what I did wasn’t that wrong after all. (M 47)
Dignity Therapy has given me a heightened sense of dignity. 19 14 / 73.7 3 / 15.8 2 / 10.5 I feel accepted the way I am. (W 42)
Dignity Therapy has lessened my sense of suffering. 19 11 / 57.9 3 / 15.8 5 / 15.8 DT has enhanced issues that help cope with the situation. (M 43)
Cancer stays cancer and death is unstoppable. (M 83)
Dignity Therapy has increased my will to live. 19 13 / 68.4 6 / 31.6 My way of thinking has changed. (M 83)
I believe Dignity Therapy has or will be of help to my family. 19 14 / 73.7 2 / 10.5 3 / 15.8 I hope that my family’s cohesion is strengthened [by DT]. (M 21)
I believe my participation in Dignity Therapy could change the way my family sees or appreciates me. 19 11 / 57.9 4 / 21.1 4 / 21.1 The appreciation of my family will not be affected by the therapy. (M 128)
I believe my participation in Dignity Therapy could change the way my healthcare providers see or appreciate me. 19 8 / 42.1 4 / 21.1 7 / 36.8 I think that healthcare providers won’t base their appreciation for a patient on his/her participation in DT. (M 128)
In general, I have been satisfied with my psychosocial care. 19 19 / 100 I always received help and was never ever let down. (W 42)