Table 2

Score distribution of the PACIC among CVD patients (n= 1.570) and COPD patients (n= 917)
Patient population p Value*
CVD patients COPD patients
Mean SD Mean SD
Activation 2.91 1.15 3.00 1.18 0.085
Delivery system design/decision support 3.41 0.98 3.56 1.03 0.001
Goal setting/tailoring 2.61 0.93 2.74 0.97 0.001
Problem solving/contextual 2.66 1.10 2.91 1.15 ≤ 0.001
Follow-up/coordination 2.24 0.96 2.22 0.96 0.689
Sum score PACIC 2.77 0.86 2.89 0.89 0.002

Notes. *t Test.

PACIC, Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care.

CVD, Cardio Vascular Diseases.

COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

SD, Standard Deviation.

Cramm and Nieboer

Cramm and Nieboer BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:242   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-242

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