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Table 1 Participant and group characteristics (n = 42)

From: A qualitative study of integrated care from the perspectives of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their relatives

Patients, n 34
Age in years: median (range) 72 (48–87)
FEV1 (% of predicted): median (range) 35.0 (18.5-49)
Gender: male/female, n 15/19
Last admission due to COPD: < 1 year ago/> 1 year ago/ never, n 9/14/11
Pulmonary rehabilitation: municipality/ hospital/ municipality and hospital/never, n 8/12/2/14
Relatives, n 8
Gender: male/female, n 3/5
Relation: husband/wife/daughter, n 3/3/2
Patients’ age in years: median (range) 68.5 (56–79)
Patients’ FEV1 (% of predicted): median (range) 26 (18–49)
Number of participants in groups  
Pilot (one group), n 6
Pulmonary rehabilitation in the municipality (two groups: a + b), n 4 + 5
Pulmonary rehabilitation at the hospital (two groups: a + b), n 4 + 5
No pulmonary rehabilitation (two groups: a + b), n 2 + 3
Recently discharged (individual interviews), n 5
Relatives (two groups: a + b), n 4 + 4