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Table 5 Summary of independent predictors of clinical skills (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 skills 1 Home domicile −0.184 −2.285 0.024 0.086
   White ethnicity 0.293 3.640 <0.001  
  2 Home domicile −0.197 −2.454 0.015 0.104
   White ethnicity 0.263 3.205 0.002  
  3 Home domicile −0.167 −2.141 0.034 0.172
   White ethnicity 0.245 3.092 0.002  
   Parts I & II weighted average 0.272 3.737 <0.001  
CP2 skills 1 White ethnicity 0.191 2.314 0.022 0.079
  2 Male sex −0.187 −2.428 0.016 0.119
  3 Male sex −0.140 −2.167 0.022 0.389
   Parts I & II weighted average 0.427 6.367 <0.001  
   CP1 skills 0.235 3.459 0.001  
CP3 skills 1 White ethnicity 0.269 3.252 0.001 0.094
  2 Male sex −0.158 −2.036 0.043 0.117
   White ethnicity 0.264 3.148 0.002  
  3 White ethnicity 0.226 2.962 0.004 0.317
   Parts I & II weighted average 0.280 3.574 <0.001  
   CP2 skills 0.265 3.245 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.