Table 1: Psycho behavioral characteristics of patients as a total group and as subgroups.

 

Psycho behavioral variables

Total group

(N = 32)

Experimental group

(N = 5)

Control group

(N = 27)

P value between groups

Information and knowledge profile

4.12 0.83

4.46 0.44

3.9 0.93

0.05

Confidence in treatment

4.13 0.79

5 0

3.96 0.75

0.005

Family support

3.75 1.08

4.3 0.07

3.65 1.11

0.2

Diet

4.06 1.07

4.8 0.44

3.93 1.1

0.009

Physical activity

3.88 0.91

4.4 0.54

3.78 0.93

0.07

Stress management

3.75 1.16

4.4 0.54

3.63 1.21

0.04

Check-up visits attendance

4.56 0.56

5 0

4.48 0.58

0.001

Self-perception of current health

3.41 0.83

3.40 0.54

3.41 0.88

0.98

Self-perception of projected health

3.97 0.82

5 0

3.78 0.75

0.001

Present overall satisfaction

6.84 1.83

7 1.41

6.81 1.92

0.8

Future overall satisfaction

8.06 2.12

8.80 1.30

7.93 2.23

0.25

Internal HLOC

4.12 0.87

5 0

3.96 0.85

0.01

External HLOC

2.56 1.24

1.80 0.83

2.70 1.26

0.07

 

HLOC = Health Locus of Control