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Table 3 Patient education and knowledge.

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

  No further emergency room visit
n = 66
At least one emergency room visit
n = 70
HRR
Patient education    
Information about medications 83 85 1.37 (0.67-2.80)
Information about medications by physician 59 70 1.69 (0.97-2.95)
Information about medications by nurse 19 19 1.06 (0.56-2.00)
Information about what can cause an exacerbation 65 50 0.75 (0.46-1.24)
Information about what happens in your body during an exacerbation 47 43 1.28 (0.74-2.21)
Information on how to act when getting an exacerbation 64 63 1.21 (0.73-2.00)
Written plan 12 17 1.47 (0.78-2.76)
Patient knowledge    
Good knowledge about what can cause an exacerbation 21 13 0.87 (0.41-1.83)
Good knowledge about what happens in your body during an exacerbation 15 13 1.34 (0.63-2.78)
Good knowledge about what to do when getting an exacerbation 48 43 1.48 (0.71-3.08)
Need for more knowledge    
Wants to learn more in general 70 80 1.09 (0.68-1.74)
Wants a written plan 26 23 1.27 (0.66-2.44)
  1. Patient education and knowledge in the groups with no further emergency room visits versus at least one emergency room visit during the following year, numbers in percent and HRR. Adjusted for sex, diagnose, age/10 years, and educational level (>10 years).