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Table 3 Demographic and clinical characteristics of survey patients who would like to use a Parkinson’s disease self-management app, provided it is easy to operate

From: Acceptability and practicability of self-management for patients with Parkinson’s disease based on smartphone applications in China

Variable SA + A N + SD + D P
Age (years) 67.05 ± 9.24 76.14 ± 9.76 < 0.001
Education level 10.81 ± 3.23 8.83 ± 3.26 0.001
Morisky Scale score 5.91 ± 1.41 4.94 ± 1.39 < 0.001
Gender    0.517
 Male/Female 97/72 18/17  
Resident location    0.795
Urban 143 (84.6%) 29 (82.9%)  
Rural 26 (15.4%) 6 (17.1%)  
Occupation (employment)    0.478
self-employed 57 (33.7%) 14 (40.0%)  
Retirees 112 (66.3%) 21 (60.0%)  
Number of anti-Parkinson drug    0.162
≤ two drugs 123 (72.8%) 22 (61.1%)  
≥ three drugs 46 (27.2%) 14 (38.9%)  
Whether browsing a web    0.041
Browsing 90 (53.3%) 12 (34.3%)  
Not browsing 79 (46.7%) 23 (65.7%)  
Parkinson disease course    < 0.001
≤ 5 years 121 (71.6%) 12 (36.4%)  
≥ 6 years 48 (28.4%) 21 (63.6%)  
MDS-UPDRS (H & Y)    0.013
≤ 50(I-II) 87 (51.5%) 26 (74.3%)  
51–100(III) 82 (48.5%) 9 (25.7%)