Table 3

Correlations of patient variables with the PACIC among CVD patients (n= 1.570) and COPD patients (n= 917)
Patient population
CVD patients COPD patients
Age −0.117*** −0.111**
Gender (female) 0.008 0.016
Marital status (married) 0.017 0.042
Educational level (1–6) −0.052 0.059
Quality of life
Physical Component Score 0.047 0.093**
Mental Component Score −0.001 0.052
Depressive symptoms −0.062* −0.114***

Notes. *p < 0.05: **p < 0.01: ***p < 0.001 (two-tailed).

PACIC, Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care.

CVD, Cardio Vascular Diseases.

COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

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

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