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Table 6 Explanation of overall variation in non-pharmacological care (other treatments and follow up) by 6 families of variables

From: Multidimensional analyses to assess the relations between treatment choices by physicians and patients’ characteristics: the example of COPD

Family Selected variables Adjusted R2 P value
Socio-demographics age, weight, town, gender 0.02517 0.001
History of COPD and comorbidities emphysema, chronic sputum production, dyspnea, history of right ventricular failure, bronchiectasis, ischemic heart disease, asthma, cough, depression, heart failure. 0.04009 0.001
Symptoms the days of visit dyspnea (MRC), chronic bronchitis 0.05125 0.001
Lung function FEV1, FEV1%, reversibility testing, FVC 0.03641 0.001
Exacerbations and smoking status number of exacerbations, current smoking, current occupational exposure to dust or smoke 0.04385 0.001
Investigations (d. stands for done and p. for prescribed) 6MWT d., CT-scan d., echocardiography d., arterial blood gases d., scintigraphy. d., nocturnal oxymetry d., 6MWT p., arterial blood gases p., EKG d., DLCO p., fiberoptic bronchoscopy d., DLCO d., EKG p. 0.07245 0.001
  1. The order of variables is the order of their contribution to the explanationof the variation of COPD treatments.