Table 2

Descriptive information on PACIC items

Item non-response in total study population

(n = 165)

Floor and ceiling effects in total study population

(n = 165)

% of responders reporting mostly/always present


% of responders in lowest response category (absence)

% of responders in highest response category (presence)

Diabetes patients

(n = 88)

COPD patients

(n = 77)


Patient activation

1 Asked about my ideas when we made a treatment plan

24

21

21

59

40

2 Given choices about treatment to think about

26

25

20

54

40

3 Asked to talk about any problems with my medicines or their effects

24

20

28

54

52

Delivery system/practice design

4 Given a written list of things I should do to improve my health

23

39

24

54

15

5 Satisfied that my care was well organized

23

7

54

88

75

6 Shown how what I did to talke care of my illness influenced my condition

25

18

46

72

50

Goal setting/tailoring

7 Asked to talk about my goals in caring for my illness

26

30

16

48

25

8 Helped to set specific goals to improve my eating or exercise

22

19

35

73

27

9 Given a copy of my treatment plan

26

61

21

36

10 *

10 Encouraged to go to a specific group or class to help me cope with my chronic illness

27

76

10

21

2

11 Asked questions, either directly or on a survey, about my health habits

27

53

18

40

12

Problem solving/contextual

12 Sure that my doctor or nurse thought about my values and my traditions when they recommended treatments to me

27

29

32

63

51

13 Help to make a treatment plan that I could do in my daily life

27

40

29

60

29

14 Helped to plan ahead so I could take care of my illness even in hard times

28

38

26

58

31

15 Asked how my chronic illness affects my life

30

38

23

43

29

Follow-up/coordination

16 Contacted after a visit to see how things were going

26

52

16

32

19

17 Encouraged to attend programs in the community that could help me

30

78

10

19

4

18 Referred to a dietician, health educator, or counselor

26

40

45

75

13

19 Told how my visits with other types of doctors, like consultant or surgeon, helped my treatment

23

28

43

68

41

20 Asked how my visits with other doctors were going

35

29

20

46

27


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

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