Table 2

Difference between MD and CNS group at 9 and 21 months for the primary outcome

MD groupCNS groupEffect of intervention (95% CI)p Value*
Leeds satisfaction questionnaire (1–5, 1=lowest score)
 General satisfaction
  Baseline3.95 (3.70 to 4.20)3.91 (3.70 to 4.13)
  9 months3.96 (3.71 to 4.21)4.32 (4.05 to 4.60)−0.36 (−0.72 to −0.00)0.05
  21 months4.06 (3.82 to 4.30)4.63 (4.47 to 4.81)−0.57 (−0.86 to −0.27)<0.001
 Provision of information
  Baseline4.02 (3.85 to 4.19)4.00 (3.81 to 4.18)
  9 months3.76 (3.55 to 3.97)4.32 (4.17 to 4.45)−0.06 (−0.83 to −0.37)<0.001
  21 months3.81 (3.59 to 4.03)4.40 (4.25 to 4.54)−0.60 (−0.82 to −0.38)<0.001
 Empathy
  Baseline3.84 (3.64 to 4.05)3.95 (3.74 to 4.15)
  9 months3.62 (3.41 to 3.83)4.45 (4.30 to 4.60)−0.79 (−1.03 to −0.55)<0.001
  21 months3.83 (3.62 to 4.03)4.57 (4.44 to 4.70)−0.72 (−0.95 to −0.49)<0.001
 Technical competence
  Baseline4.63 (4.47 to 4.78)4.55 (4.40 to 4.70)
  9 months4.16 (3.90 to 4.42)4.85 (4.74 to 4.95)−0.67 (−0.93 to −0.40)<0.001
  21 months4.49 (4.31 to 4.68)4.87 (4.79 to 4.95)−0.38 (−0.57 to −0.19)<0.001
 Attitude to the patient
  Baseline3.95 (3.69 to 4.21)4.13 (3.92 to 4.35)
  9 months3.85 (3.56 to 4.14)4.77 (4.60 to 4.93)−0.91 (−1.23 to −0.59)<0.001
  21 months4.05 (3.83 to 4.27)4.84 (4.72 to 4.96)−0.79 (−1.03 to −0.54)<0.001
 Access and continuity with care
  Baseline4.09 (3.84 to 4.35)4.20 (3.96 to 4.43)
  9 months3.38 (3.12 to 3.64)4.28 (4.10 to 4.45)−0.89 (−1.19 to −0.60)<0.001
  21 months3.40 (3.18 to 3.62)4.52 (4.33 to 4.71)−1.08 (−1.36 to −0.82)<0.001
 Overall score
  Baseline4.08 (3.94 to 4.23)3.96 (3.76 to 4.15)
  9 months3.81 (3.59 to 4.02)4.50 (4.38 to 4.61)−0.74 (−0.96 to −0.52)<0.001
  21 months3.95 (3.80 to 4.11)4.64 (4.53 to 4.75)−0.69 (−0.87 to −0.50)<0.001
  • Mean (95% CI) scores.

  • *p Values estimated with mixed models linear repeated measures analysis with adjustment for baseline mean value, as well as for time, gender, age, disease duration and education.

  • CNS, clinical nurse specialist; MD, medical doctor.