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Table 2 Independent Completion of Health Care Tasks.

From: Self-management skills in adolescents with chronic rheumatic disease: A cross-sectional survey

  Age 13-16
(N = 31)
Age 17-21
(N = 21)
P
Medication Management    
   Know medication names, purposes and side effects 15 (48%) 14 (67%) 0.26
   Take medications as directed 17 (56%) 13 (62%) 0.78
   Fill prescriptions 2 (6%) 11 (52%) <0.001
Medical Appointments    
   Schedule appointments 2 (6%) 6 (29%) 0.05
   Keep a calendar of appointments 12 (39%) 10 (48%) 0.58
   Arrange transportation to appointments 4 (13%) 13 (62%) 0.001
   Prepare and ask questions of your doctor 16 (52%) 18 (86%) 0.02
Health Insurance and Information Management    
   Carry health insurance information 3 (10%) 8 (38%) 0.02
   Know about future changes in your health insurance 4 (13%) 9 (43%) 0.02
   Maintain a personal medical file 4 (13%) 7 (33%) 0.10
Other Health Care Skills    
   Have and know how to use a thermometer 20 (65%) 14 (67%) 1.0
   Know symptoms of illness and when to call doctor 16 (52%) 17 (81%) 0.04
   Know where to obtain contraception 11 (35%) 11 (52%) 0.26
   Know or carry emergency phone numbers 23 (74%) 18 (85%) 0.50