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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample

From: Expectations and needs of patients with a chronic disease toward self-management and eHealth for self-management purposes

Characteristics   Mean (range) or n (%)
Age in years People with diabetes 67.1 (51–79)
People with COPD 60.3 (50–81)
People with a cardiovascular disease or CVRM 72.1 (55–83)
Gender: number and percentage of males People with diabetes 11 (78.6 %)
People with COPD 6 (66.7 %)
People with a cardiovascular disease or CVRM 5 (71.4 %)
Internet usage People with diabetes  
Did not use the Internet -
Very difficult or difficult 2 (14.3 %)
Neutral -
Easy or very easy 12 (85.7 %)
People with COPD  
Did not use the Internet 1 (11.1 %)
Very difficult or difficult -
Neutral 5 (55.6 %)
Easy or very easy 3 (33.3 %)
People with a cardiovascular disease or CVRM  
Did not use the Internet 1 (14.3 %)
Very difficult or difficult 1 (14.3 %)
Neutral -
Easy or very easy 5 (71.4 %)
  1. COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, CVRM cardiovascular risk management