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Table 4 Scale characteristics and inter-correlations of the shortened subscales (n = 218)

From: Development and validation of a short version of the Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (ACIC) in Dutch Disease Management Programs

  items
short
version
Cron-bach's alpha original full scale scale mean
(sd)
inter-item correlations range 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Organization of the healthcare delivery system 1,2,3 0.86 0.93** 21.71 (5.72) .60-.70 -      
2. Community linkages 7,8,9 0.74 1.00** 19.66 (4.99) .46-.56 0.55** -     
3. Self-management support 10,11,12 0.79 0.97** 18.61 (6.47) .51-.65 0.50** 0.49** -    
4. Decision support 14,16,17 0.73 0.95** 20.57 (5.20) .48-.50 0.50** 0.55** 0.61** -   
5. Delivery system design 21,22,23 0.72 0.88** 23.47 (4.96) .42-.54 0.53** 0.52** 0.61** 0.62** -  
6. Clinical information systems 26,27,28 0.70 0.87** 18.35 (5.64) .32-.55 0.50** 0.44** 0.67** 0.56** 0.64** -
7. Integration of chronic care components 29,33,34 0.79 0.91** 17.84 (5.83) .48-.68 0.51** 0.43** 0.67** 0.70** 0.62** 0.68**
  1. ** p < 0.01 (1-tailed)