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Table 1 Types and coding of answering options for the patient experience items

From: Validation of the patient-reported experience measure for care in Chinese hospitals (PREM-CCH)

Type of answering options Coding
1. The five-point Likert type Very negative=1
Negative=2
Neither negative nor positive=3
Positive=4
Very positive=5
2. The three-category frequency type Never=1
Sometimes=2
Often=3
3. The four-category frequency type Never=1
Sometimes=2
Often=3
Always=4
4. The yes/no type No=1
Yes=2
5. The yes/no and one additional response type No=1
I did not care/Not sure=2
Yes=3