Skip to main content

Table 4 Participant characteristics at baseline and follow up

From: Effectiveness of moving on: an Australian designed generic self-management program for people with a chronic illness

Characteristic Moving on baseline (N=123) Moving on 4 month follow-up (N=93) Control group baseline (N= 124) Control group 4 month follow-up (N=96)
  N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender     
Female 80 (65) 60 (64.5) 79 (63.7) 63 (65.6)
Male 43 (35) 33 (35.5) 45 (36.3) 33 (34.4)
Age (Yrs)     
45-54 28 (23.0) 20 (21.5) 26 (21.5) 15 (15.6)
55-64 52 (42.6) 35 (37.6) 50 (41.3) 37 (38.5)
65-74 38 (31.1) 33 (35.5) 44 (36.4) 42 (43.8)
75+ 4 (3.3) 4 (4.3) 1 (0.8) 2 (2.1)
Speak english at home     
Yes 109 (89.3) 82 (88.2) 104 (86.0) 81 (84.4)
No 13 (10.7) 11 (11.8) 17 (14.0) 14 (14.6)
Country of birth     
Australia 74 (61.2) 61 (65.6) 60 (48.8) 46 (47.9)
Other country 47 (38.8) 30 (32.3) 63 (51.2) 48 (50.0) (p=.013)1**
Accommodation type     
Owner occupied/mortgage 99 (81.8) 76 (81.7) 95 (79.8) 79 (82.3)
Rented private landlord 7 (5.8) 6 (6.5) 11 (9.2) 5 (5.2)
Rented Department of Housing 8 (6.6) 7 (7.5) 5 (4.2) 7 (7.3)
Other arrangement 7 (5.8) 4 (4.3) 8 (6.7) 4 (4.2)
Employment status     
Retired from paid work 48 (41.0) 33 (35.5) 49 (42.6) 45 (46.9)
Employed 33 (28.2) 25 (26.9) 42 (36.5) 31 (32.3)
Unable to work due to long-term illness/disability 12 (10.3) 12 (12.9) 7 (6.1) 7 (7.3)
Looking after home/family 11 (9.4) 7 (7.5) 8 (7.0) 6 (6.3)
Unemployed and looking for work 8 (6.8) 2 (2.2) 3 (2.6) 1 (1.0)
At school or in full-time education 1 (0.9) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Other 4 (3.4) 4 (4.3) 6 (5.2) 3 (3.1)
SEIFA score2**     
1 -2 10 (10.6) 7 (7.5) 9 (7.8) 6 (6.3)
3-4 5 (5.3) 4 (4.3) 3 (2.6) 3 (3.1)
5-6 7 (7.4) 6 (6.5) 13 (11.3) 10 (10.4)
7-8 7 (7.4) 5 (5.4) 14 (12.2) 11 (11.5)
9-10 65 (69.1) 49 (52.7) 76 (66.1) 59 (61.5)
  1. 1 At follow-up a statistically significant number of participants in the control group reported being born in a country other than Australia compared to intervention participants.
  2. 2 ** Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) have been constructed by the Australian Bureau of Statistics from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing data. These indexes allow comparison of the social and economic conditions across Australia. Lower values indicate lower socio-economic status.