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Table 3 Components of care received according to the patient

From: Structured diabetes care leads to differences in organization of care in general practices: the healthcare professional and patient perspective

  First questionnaire Second questionnaire
  SC#
(301)
CAU##
(102)
P-value SC# (189) CAU## (61) P-value
Contact healthcare professional during the past year, % (N)       
   General practitioner 59.0*(177) 46.1*(47) 0.02 58.5*(110) 43.5*(27) 0.04
   Diabetes specialist nurse 37.5 (112) 43.1 (44) 0.31 38.5 (73) 51.6 (32) 0.08
   Practice nurse 34.0**(102) 17.6**(18) 0.002 35.1*(66) 16.1*(10) 0.05
   Practice assistant 24.1* (72) 13.7* (14) 0.03 26.6*(50) 12.9*(8) 0.03
   Dietician 26.3* (79) 15.7* (16) 0.03 18.1(34) 11.3(7) 0.21
   Ophthalmologist 72.6 (217) 68.6 (70) 0.45 75.0(141) 80.6(50) 0.40
   Internist 9.7** (29) 44.1**(45) <0.001 11.2**(21) 41.9**(26) <0.001
   Cardiologist 13.0 (39) 18.0 (18) 0.22 11.7(22) 16.1(10) 0.38
Received good education on % (N):       
   Nutrition/diet 94.3* (265) 85.9* (79) 0.01 94.3*(165) 82.2*(48) 0.01
   Exercise 91.0 (243) 85.6 (77) 0.16 94.5**(156) 80.4**(45) 0.001
   Smoking 71.7 (114) 60.3 (38) 0.07 77.3(75) 65.8(25) 0.19
   Foot care 89.5**(247) 69.9**(65) <0.001 93.6**(41) 74.5**(160) <0.001
Checks/examination during the past year of % (N):       
   Blood pressure 99.4 (295) 97.5 (96) 0.07 100(186) 100(61) -
   Weight 97.5**(276) 89.9**(88) <0.001 98.9*(182) 91.7*(55) 0.01
   Eye 89.5 (246) 89.0 (86) 0.88 91.8(169) 93.0(53) 0.99
   Foot 92.4**(253) 76.2**(68) <0.001 96.0**(168) 82.8**(53) 0.002
Diabetes passport received 66.9**(194) 19.1**(17) <0.001 70.0**(126) 38.6**(22) <0.001
HbA1c knowledge 70.9*(205) 56.2* (54) 0.01 74.7*(133) 61.7*(37) 0.05
  1. * p < 0.05,** p <0.01, between Structured Care and care-as-usual group. Percentages may not add up to 100% due to missing data
  2. # SC = Structured Care ## CAU = Care-As-Usual