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Table 2 Descriptive information on PACIC items

From: The Patients Assessment Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) questionnaire in The Netherlands: a validation study in rural general practice

  Item non-response in total study population
(n = 165)
Floor and ceiling effects in total study population
(n = 165)
% of responders reporting mostly/always present
   % of responders in lowest response category (absence) % of responders in highest response category (presence) Diabetes patients
(n = 88)
COPD patients
(n = 77)
Patient activation      
1 Asked about my ideas when we made a treatment plan 24 21 21 59 40
2 Given choices about treatment to think about 26 25 20 54 40
3 Asked to talk about any problems with my medicines or their effects 24 20 28 54 52
Delivery system/practice design      
4 Given a written list of things I should do to improve my health 23 39 24 54 15
5 Satisfied that my care was well organized 23 7 54 88 75
6 Shown how what I did to talke care of my illness influenced my condition 25 18 46 72 50
Goal setting/tailoring      
7 Asked to talk about my goals in caring for my illness 26 30 16 48 25
8 Helped to set specific goals to improve my eating or exercise 22 19 35 73 27
9 Given a copy of my treatment plan 26 61 21 36 10 *
10 Encouraged to go to a specific group or class to help me cope with my chronic illness 27 76 10 21 2
11 Asked questions, either directly or on a survey, about my health habits 27 53 18 40 12
Problem solving/contextual      
12 Sure that my doctor or nurse thought about my values and my traditions when they recommended treatments to me 27 29 32 63 51
13 Help to make a treatment plan that I could do in my daily life 27 40 29 60 29
14 Helped to plan ahead so I could take care of my illness even in hard times 28 38 26 58 31
15 Asked how my chronic illness affects my life 30 38 23 43 29
Follow-up/coordination      
16 Contacted after a visit to see how things were going 26 52 16 32 19
17 Encouraged to attend programs in the community that could help me 30 78 10 19 4
18 Referred to a dietician, health educator, or counselor 26 40 45 75 13
19 Told how my visits with other types of doctors, like consultant or surgeon, helped my treatment 23 28 43 68 41
20 Asked how my visits with other doctors were going 35 29 20 46 27