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Table 4 Proportion of patients with comprehension deficits

From: The impact of teach-back on patient recall and understanding of discharge information in the emergency department: the Emergency Teach-Back (EM-TeBa) study

  Control group Intervention group
N (%) N (%)
Baseline (N = 239) (N = 244)
 Deficit in at least one domain 117 (49.0) 29 (11.9)
1. Diagnosis 45 (18.8) 6 (2.5)
2. Treatment 52 (21.8) 10 (4.1)
3. Follow-up consultations 31 (13.4) 9 (3.8)
4. Return precautions 59 (41.3) 13 (8.1)
Follow-up (N = 194) (N = 217)
 Deficit in at least one domain 103 (53.1) 74 (34.1)
1. Diagnosis 37 (19.1) 18 (8.3)
2. Treatment 50 (25.8) 20 (9.2)
3. Follow-up consultations 23 (12.1) 13 (6.1)
4. Return precautions 56 (51.4) 43 (30.1)