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Table 4 Summary of independent predictors of clinical knowledge (hierarchical linear regression)

From: The UK clinical aptitude test and clinical course performance at Nottingham: a prospective cohort study

Outcome variable † Block Independent predictors Beta t p R2
CP1 knowledge 1 White ethnicity 0.290 3.636 <0.001 0.102
   Selective schooling −0.157 −2.139 0.034  
  2 White ethnicity 0.255 3.225 0.002 0.167
   Selective schooling −0.169 −2.363 0.019  
   Verbal Reasoning 0.177 2.381 0.018  
   Quantitative Reasoning 0.166 2.256 0.025  
  3 White ethnicity 0.220 3.334 0.001 0.425
   Parts I & II weighted average 0.529 8.701 <0.001  
CP2 knowledge 1 Male sex −0.180 −2.396 0.018 0.091
   White ethnicity 0.213 2.604 0.010  
  2 Male sex −0.225 −3.007 0.003 0.165
   White ethnicity 0.162 2.007 0.046  
   Verbal Reasoning 0.233 3.069 0.003  
  3 Male sex −0.161 −3.271 0.001 0.647
   Parts I & II weighted average 0.334 5.725 <0.001  
   CP1 knowledge 0.512 8.319 <0.001  
CP3 knowledge 1 (none)     0.041
  2 Verbal Reasoning 0.207 2.669 0.008 0.128
   Quantitative Reasoning 0.191 2.489 0.014  
  3 CP1 knowledge 0.155 2.210 0.029 0.671
   CP2 knowledge 0.609 8.039 <0.001  
  1. * Factors with p > 0.005 are considered not significant (Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons).
  2. † CP1, CP2, CP3 = successive phases in Clinical Practice.