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Scottish Radiotherapy Patient Experience Survey 2014: Results for Results for Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre

Results of the first Scottish Radiotherapy Patient Experience Survey 2014 for Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre


Chapter 2: Information Questions

The tables below show results for questions that did not fit into the percent positive format used elsewhere within this report. These tables show the percentage of patients within this Radiotherapy Centre who selected each response option when answering these questions. The overall results from Scotland 2014 are also shown.

2.1. Website Information

Centre 2014 Scotland 2014
Number of
respondents
Percentage Number of
respondents
Percentage
12. Did you look for information about radiotherapy on the cancer centre or hospital website where you had your radiotherapy?
Yes 91 20% 219 16%
No 366 80% 1,142 84%
Missing 16 42
14. If you did not look at the cancer centre or hospital website, was this because:
Didn't need to 106 30% 362 32%
Didn't want to 61 17% 204 18%
Didn't know there was any information on the website 59 16% 208 19%
No internet access 113 32% 290 26%
Some other reason 19 5% 53 5%
Missing 115 286

2.2 About Your Radiotherapy

Centre 2014 Scotland 2014
Number of
respondents
Percentage Number of
respondents
Percentage
15. Did you have the majority of your radiotherapy as an inpatient or as an outpatient?
I had the majority of my radiotherapy as an inpatient 49 10% 148 11%
I had the majority of my radiotherapy as an outpatient 420 90% 1,246 89%
Don't know/ Can't remember 0 0% 0 0%
Missing 4 9

2.3. Daily Treatment Visits

Centre 2014 Scotland 2014
Number of
respondents
Percentage Number of
respondents
Percentage
22. How did you usually get to the hospital where you had your radiotherapy?
By car 324 74% 960 74%
By public transport (bus, train, taxi) 54 12% 158 12%
By ambulance / Hospital transport 51 12% 156 12%
I walked / cycled 6 1% 23 2%
Missings 38 106
31. During your last course of radiotherapy, how many treatments (sometimes called visits or fractions) did you have?
1 - 5 121 27% 336 25%
5 10 31 7% 99 7%
More than 10 284 62% 882 65%
Don't know / Can't remember 19 4% 38 3%
Missing 18 48

2.4 Information About Support

Centre 2014 Scotland 2014
Number of
respondents
Percentage Number of
respondents
Percentage
34. If yes, what type of groups were you given information about?
General cancer support groups in my area 178 38% 551 39%
Missing 295 852
Support groups for my specific type of cancer in my area 55 12% 192 14%
Missing 418 1,211
National cancer charities 72 15% 202 14%
Missing 401 1,201
Other groups 30 6% 85 6%
Missing 443 1,318

Contact

Email: Fiona Hodgkiss

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