Table 3

 Degree of agreement between patients’ perceptions and physicians’ reports about physicians’ use of humour

Doctors’ use of humour: physicians’reportsDoctors’ use of humour: patients’ perceptions
NoYesTotal
Measure of agreement κ value, 0.115, p = 0.04.
Nocount6885153
% horizontal44.455.6100.0
% vertical70.157.462.4
Yescount296392
% horizontal31.568.5100.0
% vertical29.942.637.6
Totalcount97148245
% horizontal39.660.4100.0
% vertical100100.0100.0