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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of patients

From: Perceptions of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and their health care providers towards using mHealth for self-management of exacerbations: a qualitative study

ID Age range Living situation Education levela Smoking GOLD stageb Exacerbations/ yearc Mobile technology use
P01 50–59 With life partner High Former 2/3d 3 Smartphone & tablet
P02 50–59 With life partner Low Former 2 5 Smartphone & tablet
P03 50–59 2/3 Smartphone & tablet
P04 60–69 With life partner Low Former 4 3 Tablet
P05 60–69 Alone High Current 4 < 1 Smartphone & tablet
P06 60–69 With life partner High Former 3 > 3 None
P07 70–79 Alone High Former 2 2 Tablet
P08 80–89 With life partner Medium Former 2 3 None
P09 50–59 With life partner Medium Former 4 3 Smartphone & tablet
P10 60–69 With children High Former 3 1 Smartphone & tablet
P11 60–69 With life partner High Former 4 > 3 Tablet
P12 40–49 With life partner Medium Former 3 3 Tablet
P13 70–79 With life partner Low Former 2 None
  1. Abbreviation: GOLD, Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
  2. aLow = primary school through vocational training, medium = secondary school or vocational training, high = college or university degree
  3. baccording to GOLD classification in medical chart;
  4. camount of exacerbations determined by amount of prescriptions of corticosteriods and/or antibiotics for worsening of lung symptoms, estimated by patients themselves;
  5. dpatient self-reported GOLD stage;  = missing data