Table 1

Patient characteristics (n = 165)

Total population

Diabetes patients

(n = 88)

COPD patients

(n = 77)


Mean age (SD)

68.0 (10.3)

68.8 (8.9)

67.2 (11.7)

Percentage women

47%

57% *

35%

Percentage with medium or high education

36%

34%

38%

Percentage with good to excellent health status

55%

66% *

41%

Mean sum score on patient enablement (PEI)

8.7 (2.9)

8.4 (3.0)

9.1 (2.7)

Percentage of patients who evaluated clinical performance as 'excellent' (Europep)

57%

60%

54%


* P < 0.05 of difference between diabetes patients and COPD patients.

Wensing et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:182   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-182

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