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Table 2 Significant differences in answers between sufferers (S) and non-sufferers (NS) and interviewees aged64 and >64 years

From: Obstructive lung diseases and inhaler treatment: results from a national public pragmatic survey

   I agree  
   S NS χ 2 p
Motivation I would be willing to use the inhaler device for a long period for therapies that last several months 75.5 60 11.8613 p < 0.0027
Using the inhaler device makes it easier to follow a treatment 84 72.1 10.8456 p < 0.0044
Fear Using the inhaler device ensures that you always take the same dose of the drug 80.8 71.8 13.0236 p < 0.0015
I fear that the dispenser may contain environmentally harmful substances 34.8 21.8 11.5824 p < 0.0031
I think that a drug taken through an inhaler device is more effective 77.1 67.4 10.8163 p < 0.0045
Sense of security I think that a drug taken through an inhaler device has a more prolonged effect over time 60.2 49.1 9.6056 p < 0.0082
 64 >64 χ 2 p
Trust I feel totally able to correctly use an inhaler device 80.6 70.6 21.6091 <0.0001
I feel totally able to make an inhaler device work 81.2 72.4 20.0434 <0.0001
The inhaler device seems to be an absolutely safe device 81.2 73.8 12.3264 <0.0021
Availability I would only be willing to use the inhaler device for a short period of time 58.2 53.2 12.2936 <0.0021
Fear Using the inhaler device introduces a risk of taking a very low dose of the drug 24.3 28.5 10.2285 <0.0060
  1. χ2 Chi-square.