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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for the Chao PC scale items

From: Measuring patient-perceived continuity of care for patients with long-term conditions in primary care

Chao item no. Variable descriptor N Mean Std. deviation
1A Different doctors 133 3.43 1.755
1B Past medical problems 151 2.75 1.488
1C Location 155 3.18 1.749
1D Medication 161 4.80 .603
1E Same doctor 160 3.59 1.510
1 F Prior knowledge 153 3.43 1.255
1G Unknown problems 159 4.55 .979
1H Care for all problems 158 3.91 1.274
2A On-going relationship 159 3.77 1.317
2B Unrelated medical problems 152 3.77 1.242
2C Personal problems 154 3.68 1.441
2D Knowledge of family members 148 3.20 1.419
2E Ease of communication 160 4.19 1.084
2 F Knowledge of family problems 132 3.32 1.355
2G Poor explanations 157 3.83 1.325
2H Emergency care preference 156 3.36 1.532
2I Waiting for own doctor 152 2.73 1.409
2 J Referrals 157 4.18 .951
2 K Provides pre-admission care 151 2.91 1.282
2 L Provides ER care 155 3.50 1.261
2 M Trust recommendations 159 4.35 .763
2 N Recognition 161 3.50 1.383
2O Trust personal 158 4.39 .895
  Total score 168 3.72 0.57