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Table 3 Raw and partial correlations between Interview Rating Scale total scores and students' confidence and nervousness in communicating with patients (year 2)

From: Does the inclusion of 'professional development' teaching improve medical students' communication skills?

  Raw correlation (r) Partial correlation (r)
Confidence in communicating with patients 0.11 0.08
Knowing how to listen to patients 0.21 0.23*
Knowing what to say to patients 0.10 0.07
Understand being ill -0.11 -0.16
Nervousness in talking to patients -0.25* -0.26*
  1. The partial correlation controlled for score on Interview Rating Scale in year 1.
  2. * p < 0.05