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Table 3 The full list of topics for patients and HCPs (*HCPs include the opinion of pulmonologists, asthma nurses, and GPs)

From: Characteristics of an optimized patient information material for elderly patients with obstructive pulmonary diseases based on patients’ and experts’ assessment

Asthma and COPD related topics Patients (%) HCPs* (%) Pulmonologists (%) Asthma nurses (%) GPs (%)
Symptoms 10.8 11.7 12.6 11.1 10.6
Causes of disease 13.0 13.0 12.3 13.8 9.0
Triggering and aggravating factors 11.0 12.4 12.8 11.8 12.5
Diagnostic procedure 5.7 4.9 5.2 5.5 3.9
Therapeutic options 20.4 16.8 17.0 16.4 16.9
Alternative therapy 6.6 7.7 7.4 7.5 8.2
Co-morbidities 9.5 4.6 4.0 5.8 3.9
Deterioration of status 7.2 7.4 6.8 6.1 9.2
Lifestyle advice 10.6 17.2 16.7 18.0 17.0
Sports and free time activity 5.2 6.0 5.2 4.0 8.8