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Table 2 Referrals and access to supportive care

From: Patient’s experiences with the care for juvenile idiopathic arthritis across Europe

  Western countries Non-western countries P-valuea
N 420 202  
Referrals to:
 Ophthalmologist 327 (77.9%) 153 (75.7%) 0.63
 Physiotherapist 270 (64.3%) 155 (76.7%) 0.002
 Occupational therapist 93 (22.1%) 8 (4.0%) < 0.0001
 Social worker 44 (10.5%) 1 (0.5%) < 0.0001
 Psychologist 95 (22.6%) 19 (9.4%) 0.0001
 Orthodontist 79 (18.8%) 60 (29.7%) 0.003
Indicated access to:
 Pain management 54 (12.9%) 8 (4.0%) 0.0009
 Fatigue management 16 (3.8%) 6 (3.0%) 0.77
 Support group 108 (25.7%) 17 (8.4%) < 0.0001
 Age appropriate disease education 49 (11.7%) 21 (10.4%) 0.74
 Special rehabilitation 36 (8.6%) 49 (24.3%) < 0.0001
 Counselling and psychological support 177 (42.1%) 35 (17.3%) < 0.0001
  1. aP-value of the test of differences between western and non-western countries, using Pearson’s χ2-test