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Table 5 Group statistics and correlations between Heart Continuity of Care Questionnaire (HCCQ) domains, other instruments, and patients’ characteristics

From: Adaptation and psychometric properties of the Norwegian version of the heart continuity of care questionnaire (HCCQ)

  Informational Continuity Relational Continuity Management Continuity
Mean difference (p-value)
 Gender (Male = 0, Female = 1) 0.39 (< 0.001) 0.23 (0.022) 0.13 (0.359)
 Live alone (No = 0, Yes = 1) 0.24 (0.070) 0.17 (0.172) 0.04 (0.835)
 Participate in CR (No = 0) −0.15 (0.103) − 0.27 (0.002) − 0.46 (< 0.001)
Correlations between HCCQ domains and patients’ variables (p-value)
 Age −0.04 (0.446) − 0.02 (0.757) − 0.06 (0.247)
 Education level attained 0.02 (0.689) −0,01 (0.902) − 0.07 (0.192)
 Duration of hospital stay 0.04 (0.450) 0.04 (0.463) 0.16 (0.001)
 Time elapsed between discharge and first appointment with GP −0.001 (0.978) −0.13 (0.009) − 0.19 (< 0.001)
 Duration of relationship with current GP 0.03 (0.579) 0.02 (0.743) 0.02 (0.632)
 Sufficient time in consultations with GP 0.19 (< 0.001) 0.39 (< 0.001) 0.26 (< 0.001)
 Hospital cooperated with the GP 0.40 (< 0.001) 0.61 (< 0.001) 0.50 (< 0.001)
 NORPEQ 0.42 (< 0.001) 0.40 (< 0.001) 0.16 (0.001)
 WHOQL-BREF 0.22 (< 0.001) 0.20 (< 0.001) 0.07 (0.161)
RAND-12
 mental component 0.20 (< 0.001) 0.20 (< 0.001) 0.12 (0.027)
 physical component 0.13 (0.018) 0.14 (0.009) 0.09 (0.084)
  1. Note: Hypotheses about possible relationships between patient characteristics and domain scores on the HCCQ
  2. Abbreviations: GP general practitioner, CR cardiac rehabilitation, NORPEQ the Nordic Patient Experiences Questionnaire, WHOQL World Health Organization Quality of Life; RAND-12, Health Status Inventory; physical and mental component