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Table 2 Subjective experience on received patient education in the asthma and COPD groups, %.

From: Impact of patient characteristics, education and knowledge on emergency room visits in patients with asthma and COPD: a descriptive and correlative study

  Asthma
n = 84
COPD
n = 52
p-value
Education    
Information about medications 86 79 0.18
Information about medications by physician 68 60 0.37
Information about medications by nurse 20 17 0.68
Information about what can cause an exacerbation 64 46 0.04
Information about what happens in your body during an exacerbation 57 25 < 0.01
Information on how to act when getting an exacerbation 68 56 0.16
Participation in group education 17 23 0.25
Participation in rehabilitation 5 17 0.02
Written plan 16 14 0.75
Need for more knowledge    
Wants to learn more in general 77 71 0.23
Wants to learn more about medications 33 27 0.46
Wants to learn more about the disease 38 39 0.92
Wants to learn how to handle exacerbations 41 33 0.36
Wants a written plan 27 21 0.50
  1. Group education = theoretical education in a group of asthma or COPD patients
  2. Rehabilitation = education and physical training
  3. All patients who had participated in rehabilitation are also included in group education