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Table 2 Characteristics of 14 patients participating in the qualitative study on the implementation of COPD care bundles

From: Factors influencing the implementation and uptake of a discharge care bundle for patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a qualitative focus group study

  Total (N = 14), n (%)
Sex
 Male 8 (57)
 Female 6 (43)
Age
 50 to 59 1 (7)
 60 and older 13 (93)
Place of residence
 Small town 1 (7)
 Urban 13 (93)
Living conditions*
 Live independent 3 (21)
 Live with someone who helps with care 10 (71)
 Drive to appointments 12 (86)
 Rely on others to go to appointments 6 (43)
Type of lung condition*
 Patients with COPD** 10 (71)
 Other lung condition (N = 8)*** 5 (63)
Time since COPD diagnosis (years)
 < 2 1 (7)
 2 to 5 3 (21)
 6 to 10 4 (29)
 11 to 15 2 (14)
 16 to 20 2 (14)
Number of hospital visits due to lung condition within last year
 0 10 (71)
 1 3 (21)
 2–3 1 (7)
Preferred location of health care*
 Large urban 8 (57)
 Regional 8 (57)
 Small town 1 (7)
  1. NR not reported
  2. *Multiple responses were allowed
  3. **Question only asked to patients in focus group #9; all patients in focus group #5 were pulmonary rehabilitation program graduates and had COPD diagnosed at the admission
  4. ***Question asked only to the participants of focus group #9