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Table 1 Definitions of parents' profiles

From: Ethnic diversity outpatient clinic in paediatrics

Knowledge of disease The knowledge about the characteristics of the disease
Sense of disease severity The knowledge about possible complications of the disease
Adherence Correct use of prescribed medicine and adherence to treatment advice (e.g. diet/inhalation therapy)
Level of effort The level of effort in relation to the severity of the disease
Dutch language skills The ability to speak and understand Dutch (good is if communication is possible without any linguistic barriers, e.g. an interpreter-translator)
Functional health literacy The ability to understand and correctly use information during the consultation (e.g. giving a rationale of the prescribed treatment)