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Table 3 Patient satisfaction with home care*

From: Home administration of maintenance pemetrexed for patients with advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer: rationale, practicalities and phase II feasibility study design

Patients should answer each question in Sections A, B, C, and D (questions 1 to 16) on the day of infusion of Cycle 4 after home administration of study treatment (only patients who have not discontinued from study treatment by Cycle 4) and at the 30-day post-discontinuation visit (all subjects).
A) Please evaluate your hospital experience in this trial  
1. What do you consider advantages of having chemotherapy at hospital?
Please specify which ones (choose all that apply):
Support from other patients
Access to other medical specialists
Access to more technical services
Safer in case something goes wrong
Other (specify):
2. What do you consider disadvantages of having chemotherapy at hospital? Need to travel
Having to wait for treatment
Please specify which ones (choose all that apply):
Not having a personalised treatment
Lack of privacy on the ward
Other (specify):
3. How would you rate your overall satisfaction with chemotherapy at the hospital? Very dissatisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Very satisfied
4. How would you rate your overall satisfaction with the nursing staff during chemotherapy at the hospital? Very dissatisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Very satisfied
B) Please evaluate your home experience in this trial  
5. What do you do consider advantages of having chemotherapy at home? No need to travel
Not having to wait for treatment
Please specify which ones (choose all that apply):
Personalised service
More privacy
Other (specify):
6. What do you consider disadvantages of having chemotherapy at home? Lack of other patients’ support
Please specify which ones (choose all that apply):
Extra burden for family/friends
Safety concerns
Need to rely on one medical specialist
Other (specify):
7. How would you rate your overall satisfaction with chemotherapy at home? Very dissatisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Very satisfied
C) Could you please provide us additional information regarding your home care nurse during your home treatment?  
8. Was the nurse an easy person to talk to? Yes/No
9. When the nurse came, did you feel he/she had enough time to do the required things? Yes/No
10. Do you think the nurse had time to discuss things with you? Yes/No
11. Did you feel that the nurse knew enough about you and your illness? Yes/No
12. Were you able to get all the information you wanted about your illness or treatment? Yes/No/Uncertain
13. Would you say that the nurse gave: a lot of reassurance and support;
some reassurance and support;
hardly any reassurance and support?
14. How would you rate your overall satisfaction with the nursing staff during chemotherapy at home? Very dissatisfied
Somewhat dissatisfied
Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
Somewhat satisfied
Very satisfied
D) Could you please evaluate your preferences regarding home and/or hospital treatment?  
15. Do you prefer having your chemotherapy at home or at the hospital, or are you indifferent? Home/Hospital/Indifferent
16. Would you recommend having chemotherapy at home to someone else in your same situation? Yes/No/Not sure
  1. *These questions were developed specifically for the study.