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Table 2 Problematic areas for atrial fibrillation patients

From: Atrial fibrillation care in rural communities: a mixed methods study of physician and patient perspectives

  Not at all (%) Slightly/Moderately (%) Very/Extremely (%) Missing (%)
Physical
 Sleep apnea 51.5 27.7 13.9 6.9
 Decreased exercise tolerance 18.8 55.4 21.8 4.0
 Fatigue 15.8 62.4 20.8 1.0
 Shortness of breath 23.8 54.5 17.7 4.0
 Palpitations 30.7 45.5 15.8 7.9
 Weakness 29.7 49.5 6.9 13.9
 Dizziness 42.6 48.5 4.0 5.0
 Fainting 78.2 7.9 4.0 9.9
Lifestyle
 Maintaining a healthy weight 48.5 35.6 14.9 1.0
 Maintaining typical activity levels 33.7 48.5 14.9 3.0
 Managing stress levels 45.5 47.5 5.0 2.0
 Maintaining a healthy diet 62.4 32.7 4.0 1.0
 Managing smoking 81.2 5.9 2.0 10.9
 Managing alcohol levels 71.3 22.7 1.0 5.0
Emotional
 Worry about bleeding 42.6 46.5 8.9 2.0
 Worry about stroke 35.6 54.5 7.9 2.0
 Uncertainty 47.5 40.6 6.9 5.0
 Anxiety 43.6 48.5 5.0 3.0
 Fear 57.4 33.6 5.0 4.0
 Depression 65.3 29.7 4.0 1.0