Table 2

Response characteristics to individual items of the Care Transitions Measure

Strongly disagree
n (%)
Disagree
n (%)
Agree
n (%)
Strongly agree
n (%)
Not applicable
n (%)
1Before I left the hospital, the staff and I agreed about clear health goals for me and how these would be reached.8 (2.5)5 (1.6)151 (47.8)148 (46.8)4 (1.3)
2The hospital staff took my preferences and those of my family or caregiver into account in deciding what my health care needs would be when I left the hospital.8 (2.5)8 (2.5)143 (45.3)135 (42.7)22 (7.0)
3The hospital staff took my preferences and those of my family or caregiver into account in deciding where my health care needs would be met when I left the hospital.8 (2.5)9 (2.9)148 (46.8)130 (41.1)21 (6.7)
4When I left the hospital, I had all the information I needed to be able to take care of myself.7 (2.2)9 (2.9)136 (43.0)157 (49.7)7 (2.2)
5When I left the hospital, I clearly understood how to manage my health.5 (1.6)7 (2.2)154 (48.7)142 (44.9)8 (2.5)
6When I left the hospital, I clearly understood the warning signs and symptoms I should watch for to monitor my health condition.5 (1.6)14 (4.4)140 (44.3)143 (45.3)14 (4.4)
7When I left the hospital, I had a readable and easily understood written plan that described how all of my health care needs were going to be met.8 (2.5)19 (6.0)144 (45.6)123 (38.9)22 (7.0)
8When I left the hospital, I had a good understanding of my health condition and what makes it better or worse.6 (1.9)11 (3.5)154 (48.7)139 (44.0)6 (1.9)
9When I left the hospital, I had a good understanding of the things I was responsible for in managing my health.4 (1.3)3 (1.0)149 (47.2)154 (48.7)6 (1.9)
10When I left the hospital, I was confident that I knew what to do to manage my health.4 (1.3)6 (1.9)156 (49.4)138 (43.7)12 (3.8)
11When I left the hospital, I was confident I could actually do the things I needed to do to take care of my health.5 (1.6)4 (1.3)156 (49.4)139 (44.0)12 (3.8)
12When I left the hospital, I had a readable and easily understood written list of the appointments or tests I needed to complete within the next several weeks.5 (1.6)7 (2.2)141 (44.6)142 (44.9)21 (6.7)
13When I left the hospital, I clearly understood the purpose for taking each of my medications.5 (1.6)3 (1.0)131 (41.5)166 (52.5)11 (3.5)
14When I left the hospital, I clearly understood how to take each of my medications, including how much I should take and when.6 (1.9)6 (1.9)129 (40.8)164 (51.9)11 (3.5)
15When I left the hospital, I clearly understood the possible side effects of each of my medications.7 (2.2)27 (8.5)149 (47.2)115 (36.4)18 (5.7)