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Research Article

Active Student Participation May Enhance Patient Centeredness: Patients' Assessments of the Clinical Education Ward for Integrative Medicine

Table 1

Patient characteristics.

CEWIMControl group (CG)

Number of patients234494
 Exclusion criteria
  Died217
  <18 years00
  <2-night stay980
  Readmission450
  Other422
  Sum of patients excluded19169
 Patients contacted2152501
 Questionnaires returned103 (47.9%)94 (37.6%)

Sex (female)65 (63.1%)56 (60.9%)
Age (mean, SD)*60.7 ± 17.3 years66.6 ± 16.3 years
Private health insurance 22 (21.8%)19 (20.4%)

Education*
 Primary education 3 (2.9%)2 (2.3%)
 Lower secondary education12 (11.8%)14 (16.3%)
 Lower sec. ed. + apprenticeship30 (29.4%)33 (38.4%)
 Lower sec. ed. + postsecondary education 19 (18.6%)23 (26.7%)
 Upper secondary education17 (16.7%)4 (4.7%)
 Tertiary education (university)21 (20.6%)10 (11.6%)
Duration of disease
 6–12 months21 (32.3%)16 (29.1%)
 1–3 years7 (10.8%)13 (23.6%)
 3–5 years9 (13.8%)5 (9.1%)
 >5 years28 (43.1%)21 (38.2%)
AM important for choice of hospital*
 Yes, very much55 (55.0%)24 (29.6%)
 Yes, somewhat20 (20.0%)16 (44.4%)
 No25 (25.0%)41 (50.6%)
Health status
 Poor20 (19.8%)15 (16.5%)
 Moderate50 (49.5%)44 (48.4%)
 Good21 (20.8%)29 (31.9%)
 Very good10 (9.9%)2 (2.2%)
 Excellent0 (0%)1 (1.1%)
Number of nonphysician therapies obtained*2
 No41 (40.2%)50 (59.5%)
 1–345 (44.1%)21 (25.0%)
 ≥416 (15.7%)13 (15.5%)

Randomly drawn from the sample of 325 patients remaining after exclusion.
2These therapies include art therapy, music therapy, clay modeling, speech therapy, therapeutic eurythmy, rhythmic embrocations, massage, physiotherapy, and psychological counseling.
*indicates a significant difference between CEWIM patients and controls; Mann-Whitney test, .

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