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Research Article

Factors Associated with Women’s Chronic Disease Management: Associations of Healthcare Frustrations, Physician Support, and Self-Care Needs

Table 3

Perceived physician support by age and needing help learning HOW to take better care of own health.

Perceived physician support scale items Total  
Age groupNeed help learning how to care for health
44 to 64 
or No 

Help you get appointments that you need
Ask if you understand your medications when your doctor prescribes them
Talk to other doctors and nurses who are taking care of you
Make plans to contact you after a visit to see how you are doing
Tell you about other people who can help you with your health problems
Ask for your ideas about how you can take care of your health problems
Perceived physician support tertiles (higher scores indicate more support)
 Highest tertile25.40%27.50%21.40%1.930.38127.10%22.20%1.100.577
 Middle tertile41.50%41.80%40.80%41.50%41.40%
 Lowest tertile (referent group)33.10%30.70%37.80%31.40%36.40%
Perceived physician support scale (ranging from 6 to 30)18.70 (±5.84)18.52 (±5.83)19.03 (±5.87)−0.700.48218.53 (±6.06)19.01 (±5.43)−0.670.505

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