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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, clinical characteristics, co-administered scales

From: A new instrument for measuring anticoagulation-related quality of life: development and preliminary validation

Age (mean, standard deviation) 68.70 (12.34)
Years on coumadin 4.40 (4.94)
Number of medications 6.45 (4.47)
How survey completed (%)  
   On own 71
   Asked questions 9
   Read to respondent 20
Male gender (%) 76
White race (%) 78
Currently married (%) 68
Education (%)  
   Grade school or some high school 23
   High school 29
   Some college 21
   Completed college 26
Money to pay the bills (%)  
   More than enough 44
   Just enough 41
   Not enough 15
Currently working for pay (%) 22
More than one dose change last year (%) 63
Hospitalized for bleeding last year (%) 5
Taken antibiotics last month (%) 22
Blood drawn (%)  
   Fingerstick 14
   Vein 82
   Both 4
Self-reported medical history (%)  
   Atrial fibrillation 57
   Stroke 18
   Transient ischemic attack 18
   Myocardial infarction 25
   Deep vein thrombosis 17
   Mechanical heart valve 17
Uses pillbox to track medicines (%) 58
Emotional distress last 5 years (%) 14
SDS-5 20.29 (3.21)
PSQ-18 40.37 (8.89)
SF-36  
   Physical function 52.82 (30.58)
   Physical role 45.29 (42.35)
   Bodily pain 60.84 (23.39)
   General health 53.30 (16.48)
   Vitality 51.80 (23.49)
   Social function 75.90 (26.67)
   Emotional role 71.28 (39.96)
   Mental health 76.13 (18.09)
  1. The SF-36 is scored on a 0–100 scale, with higher scores indicating better functioning. The PSQ-18 is scored on a 18–90 scale, with higher scores indicating greater satisfaction with medical care. The SDS-5 is scored on a 5–25 scale, with higher scores indicating greater tendency to provide socially desirable responses.