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Table 2 Decision support and delivery system design subscale results

From: Questionnaire of chronic illness care in primary care-psychometric properties and test-retest reliability

Use of evidence-based guidelines by patients with:* T0 (n = 109)
mean (SD)
Tx1 (n = 85)
mean (SD)
Tx2 (n = 85)
mean (SD)
Wilcoxon matched pair test, p-valuea Test-retest reliability: Spearman rho
      r p-valueb
Single diseases 2.39 (0.71) 2.43 (0.72) 2.39 (0.76) 0.60 0.58 < 0.01
Multiple diseases 2.50 (0.76) 2.50 (0.77) 2.42 (0.80) 0.21 0.63 < 0.01
Reasons for referral**
Differential diagnostic/therapeutic reasons 4.03 (1.01) 3.99 (1.00) 3.79 (1.02) 0.09 0.53 < 0.01
Own feeling of uncertainty 2.11 (0.57) 2.12 (0.62) 2.15 (0.59) 0.73 0.57 < 0.01
Request of a specialist 2.07 (0.94) 2.04 (0.94) 2.16 (0.84) 0.13 0.62 < 0.01
Disease management programs or
guidelines
2.23 (0.92) 2.22 (0.90) 2.30 (0.95) 0.52 0.48 < 0.01
Patient request 2.79 (0.88) 2.84 (0.91) 2.78 (0.93) 0.49 0.62 < 0.01
Request by patient's family member 1.95 (0.64) 1.95 (0.65) 1.94 (0.67) 1.00 0.58 < 0.01
Do you know when your patients are being treated or admitted to hospital? * 2.12 (0.60) 2.11 (0.64) 2.25 (0.62) 0.03 0.52 < 0.01
How often does the provisional discharge letter provide all relevant information needed for continued care?* 2.24 (0.61) 2.24 (0.65) 2.24 (0.55) 1.00 0.67 < 0.01
  1. * Five-point scale ranging from 1 "always" to 5 "never"
  2. ** Five point scale ranging from 1 "0%" to 5 "more than 75%"
  3. a Statistical significance of differences: P ≤ 0.05; b Statistical significance of differences: P ≤ 0.01
  4. Tx1, Tx2, measurement points for re-test