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Table 4 Results of the questionnaire on patient satisfaction, fulfilment of expectations and side effects

From: Patient satisfaction with primary care: an observational study comparing anthroposophic and conventional care

   CON AM X2-Test
   # % CI a # % CI a  
Overall Satisfaction* Proportion of "very satisfied" 549 43.4 40.4 – 46.4 315 56.1 50.9 – 61.2 P < 0.001
Fulfilment of treatment expectations* Proportion of "complete fulfilled" 409 32.6 29.2 – 35.9 212 38.7 33.5 – 43.9 P < 0.001
Adverse side effects? * Yes 194 15.4 13.0 – 17.7 52 9.3 6.5 – 12.0 P = 0.003
Other effects? * Positive 208 17.1 14.8 – 19.4 170 31.7 25.6 – 37.8 P < 0.001
  Negative 83 6.8 5.6 – 8.0 16 3.0 1.6 – 4.4 P < 0.001
  1. * = significant difference (p < 0.05) to CON-group in a multivariate logistic model (age and gender controlled)
  2. a = 95% Confidence Interval