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Table 4 Patient attitudes concerning cardiovascular risk related to elevated cholesterol

From: Improving the physician-patient cardiovascular risk dialogue to improve statin adherence

Question   N % Mean SD F P η p 2 SNK Dunnett T3
How concerned are you about your cholesterol level? P
C
O
Total
209
326
1263
1798
11.6
18.1
70.3
100.0
5.83
6.19
5.75
5.84
0.089
0.065
0.036
0.030
18.766 <0.001 0.004 C<P
C<R
P≠C
C≠R
My cholesterol level does not make a big difference to my total overall health. P
C
O
Total
209
326
1263
1798
11.6
18.1
70.3
100.0
2.84
3.30
2.98
3.02
0.149
0.138
0.059
0.051
3.662 0.026 0.004   
People with high cholesterol are more likely to have a heart attack than people with low cholesterol. P
C
O
Total
209
326
1263
1798
11.6
18.1
70.3
100.0
6.23
6.44
6.14
6.20
0.090
0.061
0.035
0.029
15.048 <0.001 0.016   C≠other
I am confident I can do what is needed to manage my cholesterol. P
C
Other
Total
209
326
1263
1798
11.6
18.1
70.3
100.0
6.03
6.03
5.71
5.81
0.087
0.073
0.036
0.031
14.907 <0.001 0.016 P < R
C < R
P ≠ other
C ≠ other
Taking medicine every day to lower cholesterol is worth it to me to lower the chances of having a heart attack in the future. P
H
O
Total
209
326
1263
1798
11.6
18.1
70.3
100.0
6.40
6.62
6.26
6.34
0.079
0.047
0.032
0.026
19.812 <0.001 0.022   P≠C
C≠R
  1. P = Health Preservers
  2. C = Health Committeds
  3. O = Others