Table 4 In-hospital peer-mentor contact

From: Implementing volunteer peer mentoring as a supplement to professional efforts in primary rehabilitation of persons with spinal cord injury

  Participants (N = 52) Non-participants (N = 96)
  Yes Percentage (Ci95) Yes Percentage (Ci95) Fischer's exact
I have met the mentor contact 46 88 (77; 96) 60 63 (52; 72) p < 0.001
I have talked with the mentor contact 35 67 (53; 80) 40 42 (32; 52) NS
I have participated in mentor contact activities 12 23 (13; 37) 11 11 (6; 20) NS
Subjects to discuss with mentor contact during stay
We talked about disease/accident that caused my SCI 31 60 (45; 73) 16 17 (10; 26) p < 0.001
We talked about my life during in-hospital rehabilitation 23 44 (30; 59) 12 13 (7; 21) p < 0.001
We talked about my life afterwards the hospital 42 81 (67; 90) 18 19 (12; 28) p < 0.001
We talked about my family 24 46 (32; 61) 10 10 (5; 18) p < 0.001
We talked about my friends 16 31 (19; 45) 5 5 (2; 11) p < 0.001
We talked about my work/education 24 46 (32; 61) 12 13 (7; 21) p < 0.001
We talked about how to provide for oneself 8 15 (7; 28) 7 7 (3; 14) NS
We talked about leasure activities, hobbies 24 46 (32; 61) 16 17 (10; 26) p < 0.001
We talked about intimacy, sexuality 14 27 (16; 41) 2 2 (0; 7) p < 0.001
We talked about bladder and bowel issues 21 40 (27; 55) 8 8 (4; 16) p < 0.001
We talked about pain 20 38 (25; 53) 10 10 (5; 18) p < 0.001
We talked about accessibility aids 32 62 (47; 75) 14 15 (8; 23) p < 0.001
We talked about practical problems 38 73 (59; 84) 12 13 (7; 21) p < 0.001
Other issues 11 21 (11; 35) 10 10 (5; 18) NS
Importance of mentor contact during stay     27 28 (19; 38)