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Table 3 Self-management support

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

Items* T0 (n = 109)
mean (SD)
Tx1 (n = 87)
mean (SD)
Tx2 (n = 87)
mean (SD)
Wilcoxon matched pair test, p-valuea Test-retest reliability: Spearman rho
      r p-valueb
Handout of non individualized information sheets dealing with the disease on a daily basis and in difficult conditions 3.23 (0.94) 3.25 (0.95) 3.21 (0.89) 0.66 0.51 < 0.01
Handout of an individualized treatment plan with information on how to deal with the disease on an every day basis and in difficult conditions 2.91 (1.12) 3.09 (1.10) 2.96 (1.04) 0.26 0.54 < 0.01
Discussion of care/therapy options with the patients to achieve an agreed therapy concept 1.69 (0.63) 1.71 (0.65) 1.79 (0.67) 0.23 0.56 < 0.01
Assessment of drug history including OTC and prescription drugs from other physicians 1.49 (0.67) 1.49 (0.70) 1.64 (0.67) 0.02 0.63 < 0.01
Usage of specific instruments to calculate individual risks, e.g., for coronary heart disease 3.62 (1.07) 3.67 (1.04) 3.67 (1.04) 0.89 0.62 < 0.01
Handout of a patient-booklets for documentation, e.g., of blood glucose or pain levels 2.26 (0.85) 2.38 (0.85) 2.35 (0.91) 0.78 0.65 < 0.01
Handout of guideline information 3.19 (1.02) 3.24 (1.04) 3.11 (0.90) 0.16 0.67 < 0.01
Involvement of patient family members, if desired 1.75 (0.77) 1.80 (0.80) 1.86 (0.80) 0.48 0.50 < 0.01
  1. * Five-point scale ranging from 1 "always" to 5 "never"
  2. a Statistical significance of differences: P ≤ 0.05; b Statistical significance of differences: P ≤ 0.01