Table 4

Predictors of the PACIC score assessed by multilevel regression analyses among CVD patients (n= 1.570) and COPD patients (n= 917)
Patient population
CVD patients COPD patients
B SE B SE
Age −0.118*** 0.003 −0.106*** 0.030
Gender (female) −0.036 0.052 0.007 0.029
Marital status (married) −0.021 0.059 0.097 0.029
Educational level (1–6) 0.019 0.095 0.007 0.028
Quality of life
Physical Component Score −0.007 0.003 −0.023 0.032
Mental Component Score −0.061 0.004 −0.070 0.044
Depressive symptoms −0.082* 0.076 −0.119*** 0.094
Explained variance
Individual level 29% 36%
Organisational level 14% 17%

Notes. *p < 0.05: **p < 0.01: ***p < 0.001 (two-tailed). The Intra Class Correlation (ICC) value is 0.036

which means that 3,6% of individual-level variance can be explained by group membership.

PACIC, Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care.

CVD, Cardio Vascular Diseases.

COPD, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

SE, Standard Error.

Cramm and Nieboer

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

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