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Table 2 Patients’ perceived importance of the CARE Measure items to their consultation

From: Measuring empathic, person-centred communication in primary care nurses: validity and reliability of the Consultation and Relational Empathy (CARE) Measure

  Little or No Importance (%) Moderate Importance (%) Very Important (%) p- value
All Consultations 39 (5.1) 137 (17.7) 562 (72.6)  
Age group     0.000
 29 12 (14.1) 26 (30.6) 47 (56.3)  
 30–44 7 (6.8) 28 (27.2) 68 (66.0)  
 45–65 12 (4.1) 43 (14.7) 237 (81.2)  
  > 65 5 (2.2) 33 (14.8) 185 (83.05)  
Gender     ns
 Male 20 (7.1) 40 (14.3) 220 (78.6)  
 Female 17 (3.9) 93 (21.4) 325 (74.7)  
Overall Health Status     0.033
 Very good/good 22 (5.7) 86 (22.5) 275 (71.8)  
 Fair 10 (4.3) 38 (16.5) 182 (79.1)  
 Bad/very bad 5 (5.0) 10 (9.9) 86 (85.1)  
Living arrangements     ns
 With Partner/Spouse 23 (5.3) 76 (17.4) 338 (77.3)  
 Not with Partner/Spouse 12 (4.5) 52 (19.4) 204 (76.1  
Language Spoken at Home     ns
 English 37 (5.2) 132 (18.6) 539 (76.1)  
 Other 0 (0) 1 (16.7) 6 (83.3)  
Employment Status     0.081
 Employed (full- or part-time, including self-employed) 18 (6.8) 56 (21.1) 192 (72.2)  
 Unemployed (looking for work) 5 (12.5) 8 (20.0) 27 (67.5)  
 Unfit to work 5 (5.7) 12 (13.8) 70 (80.5)  
 Retired 5 (2.0) 41 (16.1) 208 (81.9)  
 Looking after home/family 1 (5.9) 3 (17.6) 13 (76.5)  
 In education 1 (5.0) 6 (30.0) 13 (65.0)  
 Other 1 (6.3) 1 (6.3) 14 (87.5)  
Help with Questionnaire     ns
 Yes 2 (3.2) 6 (9.5) 55 (87.3)  
 No 35 (5.4) 125 (19.2) 492 (75.5)