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Table 1 Patient sample (n = 596)

From: Deconstructing patient centred communication and uncovering shared decision making: an observational study

  Absolute number (percentage)
Female patients 354 (59%)
Patients aged 65 years or older 121 (22%)
Educational level (n = 366)  
-Low 172 (47%)
-Medium 132 (36%)
-High 62 (17%)
Perceived overall health status (n = 412)  
- Poor/fair 300 (53%)
- Good/very good/excellent 112(47%)
Patients with chronic diseases (n = 427) 204 (48%)
  Mean (standard deviation)
Age in years (n = 517) 49.2(17.1)
Mean Communication score (MAAS) 2.3 (0.55)
Mean Patient-centred communication score (PCC) 2.0 (0.68)
Mean Shared decision making score (SDM) 2.3 (0.84)
  1. * Number of patients with valid data was 596, unless lower sample indicated.