Table 2

Distribution of diagnosis, intervention, anxiety and optimism scores in each center
Variables Category Center 1 Center 2 Center 3
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Diagnosis
ENT
Ophthalomology 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 126 (21.1)
Cardiovascular 62 (20.1) 232 (38.7) 76 (12.7)
Gastroenterology 28 (9.1) 178 (11.8) 61 (10.2)
Endocrinology 80 (25.9) 98 (16.4) 41 (6.9)
Neurology 0 (0.0) 2 (0,3) 37 (6.2)
Oncology 0 (0.0) 1 (0,2) 32 (5.4)
Pneumology 75 (24.3) 38 (6,3) 12 (2.0)
Rheumatology 26 (8.4) 3 (0,5) 144 (24.1)
Urology Nephrology 38 (12.3) 45 (7.5) 46 (7.7)
Others 0 (0.0) 2 (0.3) 22 (3.7)
Intervention
Surgery * 104 (33.7) 182 (30.9) 469 (78.5)
Interventional ** 32 (10.4) 202 (34.4) 65 (10.9)
Medical *** 173 (56.0) 204 (34.7) 63 (10.5)
Anxiety score
(STAI) 4-17 75 (23.9) 157 (25.4) 176 (29.4)
17-29 84 (26.7) 129 (20.9) 140 (23.4)
29-41 68 (21.7) 154 (25.0) 166 (27.8)
41-80 87 (27.7) 177 (28.7) 116 (19.4)
Optimism score
(LOTR) 0-13 98 (31.2) 175 (28.4) 135 (22.6)
13-15 49 (15.6) 117 (19.0) 109 (18.2)
15-17 80 (25.5) 180 (29.1) 161 (26.9)
17-24 87 (27.7) 145 (23.5) 193 (32.3)

* Surgery : patients hospitalized for surgery in connection with the chronic disease.

** Interventional : patients hospitalized for non-surgical intervention (e.g. interventional radiology or non invasive ventilation) in connection with the chronic disease.

*** Medical : patients hospitalized for drug therapy in connection with the chronic disease.

Kepka et al.

Kepka et al. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 2013 11:134   doi:10.1186/1477-7525-11-134

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