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Table 4 Correlations between selection criteria and outcome measures (Year 1 below diagonal; Year 2 above diagonal)

From: To what extent does the Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland predict performance in early undergraduate tests of communication and clinical skills? – An observational cohort study

Variable HPAT-Ireland 1 HPAT-Ireland 2 HPAT-Ireland 3 Total HPAT-Ireland LCE LCE + HPAT-Ireland OSCE Comm OSCE Clin OSCE Total 1MCQ Total
HPAT- Ireland 1 -       .03 .04 .05 n/a
HPAT-Ireland 2 -.05 -      .27** .15 .23* n/a
HPAT-Ireland 3 .29** -.23** -     .19 .16 .20 n/a
Total HPAT-Ireland .70** .32** .70** -    .29** .21* .28** n/a
LCE -.12 -.16* -.06 -.18* -   -.13 .12 .02 n/a
LCE + HPAT-Ireland .59** .28** .61** .85** .31** - .17 .24* .24* n/a
OSCE Comm .-.03 .14 .02 .07 -.03 .04 -    n/a
OSCE Clin .06 -.002 .13 .13 .04 .14 .66** -   n/a
OSCE Total .10 .07 .07 .18 .02 .18 .91** .91** - n/a
MCQ Total .002 .04 .09 .09 .32** .27** .24** .30** .30** -
  1. HPAT-Ireland = Health professions admissions test; LCE = Leaving certificate examination; OSCE = Objective Structured Clinical Examination; MCQ = Multiple choice questions; Total = Total scores (i.e., Communication and Clinical elements combined); n/a = not applicable ie there is no result for this test in the corresponding year. * P<.01, ** P<.05.