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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of the participant population

From: Informed consent in clinical practice: patients’ experiences and perspectives following surgery

Item Number Mean (median) SD (inter quartile range) OR (95 % CI)
Age 371 31.78 12.32 1.04 (1.01–1.07)
Sexa 371 0.49 0.50 1.13 (0.66–1.95)
Education 366 (2) (0–4) 1.03 (0.74–1.45)
Duration of stay in hospital (days) 371 18.43 38.35 1 (0.99–1.01)
Knew the type of operation they underwenta 370 0.85 0.36 2.29 (1.17–4.51)
Had all their questions answered before the operationa 362 0.57 0.50 11.06 (5.23–23.35)
Gave their own permission for the operationa 366 0.83 0.38 1
Knew the name of the surgeon that obtained their permission for the operationa 366 0.24 0.43 2.44 (1.11–5.36)
Knew the name of the surgeon that operateda 365 0.23 0.42 1.66 (0.81–3.44)
Was satisfied with the information provideda 367 0.78 0.42 4.38 (2.43–7.89)
Agreed on necessity of doctors to provide full details of disease managementa 367 0.98 0.13 5.05 (1.00–25.64)
  1. aItems coded as 1, and 0