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Table 3 Dyads of patients’ and relatives’ perceptions of security in palliative home care nursing; perceived reality and subjective importance by dimensions and context-specific scales

From: A sense of security in palliative homecare in a Norwegian municipality; dyadic comparisons of the perceptions of patients and relatives - a quantitative study

 Perceived realityZPSubjective importanceZP
PatientsRelativesPatientsRelatives
Mean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean(SD)Mean (SD)
Dimensions
 Medical-technical competence3.57 (.49)3.05 (.43)2.023.0433.94 (.08)3.78 (.28)1.000.317
 Physical – technical competence3.74 (.44)3.46 (.50) .0343.74 (.44)3.76 (.43)  
 Identity-oriented approach3.41 (.37)3.29 (.38)2.106.0353.49 (.26)3.60 (.38)1.687.092
Context-specific scales
 Aspects
  Competence (4)3.50 (.46)3.27 (.52)1.279.2013.69 (.38)3.81 (.35)0.917.359
  Continuity (4)2.87 (.71)2.59 (.71)1.340.1803.26 (.63)3.43 (.60)0.885.376
  Coordination and cooperation (4)3.40 (.60)2.95 (.64)2.034.0423.61 (.47)3.71 (.39)0.879.380
  Availability (6)3.36 (.47)3.22 (.31)1.310.2583.54 (.34)3.72 (.36)0.632.527
  1. Scale Perceived reality: 1 = Totally insecure, 2 = Fairly insecure, 3 = Fairly secure, 4 = Totally secure
  2. Scale Subjective importance: 1 = Of no importance, 2 = Of some importance, 3 = Of great importance, 4 = Of very great importance
  3. Z scores of 1.96 (or higher) indicate a 95% confidence interval for a two tailed test and directionality (Wilcoxon’s signed ranked test)
  4. P-values refer to the testing of difference between paired- sample (within patient-relative dyads) (Wilcoxon signed rank test)