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Table 3 Sources of information and satisfaction with current, future and changes to MS treatment

From: What do multiple sclerosis patients and their caregivers perceive as unmet needs?

   P (497) CI 95% P CG (206) CI 95% CG Chi quadro p value
  Needs further information about MS 376/497 (76%)   160/206 (78%)    
  From neurologist 86 (23%) 19–27 40 (25%) 18–32 4,61 0,595
  From news media 64 (17%) 13–21 27 (17%) 11–23   
  From other MS patients 9 (2%) 1–4 4 (2%) 0–5   
  From other doctor 6 (2%) 0–3 0 0   
  From other neurologist 4 (1%) 0–2 4 (2%) 0–5   
  From friends 4 (1%) 0–2 1 (1%) 0–6   
  From internet 203 (54%) 49–59 84 (53%) 45–60   
Neurologist explanations for current treatment of MS Completely comprehensive 395 (79%) 76–83 124 (60%) 54–67 31,41 0,001
Partially 84 (17%) 14–20 59 (29%) 22–35   
Not comprehensive 18 (4%) 2–5 23 (11%) 7–15   
Neurologist explanations for change of treatment Completely satisfied 412 (83%) 80–87 142 (69%) 63–75 16,68 0,001
Partially satisfied 45 (9%) 6–12 38 (18%) 13–24   
Unsatisfied 40 (8%) 5–10 26 (13%) 8–17   
Neurologist explanations for new findings in MS Completely satisfied 263 (53%) 49–57 107 (52%) 45–59 0,06 0,971
Partially satisfied 145 (29%) 25–33 61 (30%) 23–36   
Unsatisfied 89 (18%) 15–21 38 (18%) 13–24   
  1. CI: confidence interval, MS: multiple sclerosis, P: patients, CG: care giver.