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Table 3 Correlation analysis of patient satisfaction items with self-rated health

From: Self-rated health supersedes patient satisfaction with service quality as a predictor of survival in prostate cancer

Kendall’s tau b Overall satisfaction Medical oncologist Information Explaining treatment Involvement in decisions Team communication Help with home care Respectful treatment Scheduling Waiting time Overall health
Overall satisfaction 1.0           
Medical oncologist .57 1.0          
Information .52 .47 1.0         
Explaining treatment .50 .49 .76 1.0        
Involvement in decisions .49 .43 .67 .77 1.0       
Team communication .53 .44 .73 .69 .70 1.0      
Help with home care .44 .40 .57 .64 .58 .66 1.0     
Respectful treatment .40 .36 .48 .48 .55 .50 .50 1.0    
Scheduling .41 .36 .40 .40 .37 .40 .46 .33 1.0   
Waiting time .41 .36 .38 .37 .36 .38 .45 .32 .62 1.0  
Overall health .18 .19 .17 .19 .18 .14 .19 .10 .17 .20 1.0
  1. • All correlations were significant at the 0.01 level