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Table 3 Scale of "basic clinical skills"-- mean scores across subgroups

From: Self-assessment of intercultural communication skills: a survey of physicians and medical students in Geneva, Switzerland

  Univariate comparisons Mean adjusted for all variables in model
  Mean (SD) P value Mean  
Status:   < 0.001   < 0.001
   Doctors in private practice 70.6 (15.1)   70.9  
   Hospital doctors 70.7 (13.8)   71.5  
   Medical students 57.1 (14.6)   58.0  
Sex   0.043   NS
   Women 66.2 (15.1)    
   Men 68.8 (15.4)    
Age group   < 0.001   NS
   ≤ 24 years 53.4 (14.2) (linear trend)   
   25-44 years 68.3 (14.6)    
   45-64 years 70.5 (15.0)    
   ≥ 65 years 74.2 (13.0)    
Nationality   0.78   NS
   Swiss 67.5 (15.7)    
   Other 68.1 (13.0)    
Work experience in foreign country   0.001   NS
   Yes 71.5 (14.3)    
   No 65.0 (15.3)    
Percentage of immigrant patients   0.30   NS
   0-10% 67.7 (15.5) (linear trend)   
   11-30% 66.8 (15.2)    
   31-100% 69.1 (15.0)    
Interest in caring for immigrant patients   0.42   0.025
   Absent 69.4 (20.5) (linear trend) 66.7 (linear trend)
   Weak 68.5 (13.6)   64.6  
   Moderate 66.4 (14.8)   64.8  
   High 67.0 (14.8)   67.0  
   Very high 71.8 (16.1)   70.9  
Difficulties in communicating with immigrant patients   < 0.001   0.002
   All cases or almost 74.5 (22.0) (linear trend) 70.9 (linear trend)
   Majority of cases 62.1 (17.1)   62.3  
   About half the cases 65.0 (14.4)   64.6  
   Minority of cases 67.7 (15.1)   66.4  
   Almost never 71.4 (14.8)   69.7  
Training in cultural competence   0.046   NS
   Yes 69.6 (14.3)    
   No 66.9 (15.6)