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Table 2 The results of understanding of the disease and the ability of anti-clotting

From: Current status survey of the extramural hospital management of venous thromboembolism after total hip and knee arthroplasty in China

Demographic (n = 180)
n(%)
≤ 65(n = 81)
n(%)
> 65(n = 99)
n(%)
Knowing diagnosis 153(85 %) 72(88.9 %) 81(81.8 %)
Knowing benefits of therapy 87(48 %) 51(63 %) 36 (36.7 %)
Knowing who to call if there is a problem 72(40 %) 42 (51.9 %) 30 (30.3 %)
Knowing activities to avoid 129(72 %) 66 (81.5 %) 63 (63.6 %)
knowing when to call the clinic or doctor 129(72 %) 66 (81.5 %) 63 (63.6 %)
Knowing signs and symptoms of bleeding 39(22 %) 30 (37 %) 9 (9 %)
Knowing side effects 36(20 %) 21 (26 %) 15 (15.2 %)
Knowing what to do if miss a dose 21(12 %) 15 (18.5 %) 6 (6 %)
Knowing how much drug to take and when 117(65 %) 78 (96.3 %) 39 (39.4 %)
Knowing importance of taking my medicine 72(40 %) 45 (55.6 %) 27 (27.3 %)
Knowing how long I will need to take and when 96(53 %) 66 (81.5 %) 30 (30.3 %)
Knowing what to do if I am having a dental or medical procedure 12(7 %) 6 (7.4 %) 6 (6 %)
Knowing my medication list including any changes 72(40 %) 54 (66.7 %) 18 (18.2 %)
Knowing risks if I take too little or too much 15(8 %) 6 (7.4 %) 9 (9.1 %)
Knowing other anti-clotting drugs available for use in treating a clot 30(17 %) 18 (22.2 %) 12 (12.1 %)
Knowing the affect food can have on the effectiveness 18(10 %) 15 (18.5 %) 3 (3 %)
Knowing other drugs and over-the counter products that can interact with my anti-clotting drug 21(17 %) 15 (18.5 %) 6 (6 %)