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Table 3 Patients questionnaire: responses to specific statements in the waiting room (n = 508) and after consultation (n = 346)

From: Patient and preceptor attitudes towards teaching medical students in General Practice

If a medical student is present during the consultation I would state as follows:
   Yes No NA x 2(1 df)
1. The student interferes (WR) / interfered (AC) with my relationship to my doctor. § WR 15(3%) 480(94.5%) 13(2.6%) 4.77
AC 2(0.6%) 334(96.5%) 10(2.9%) p = 0.029*
2. My problem is /was too personal. § WR 42(8.3%) 444(87.4%) 22(4.3%) 15.45
AC 6(1.7%) 327(94.5%) 13(3.8%) p < 0.001***
3. I would prefer/have preferred to see my doctor alone. § WR 61(12%) 416(81.9%) 31(6.1%) 5.16
AC 25(7.2%) 307(88.7%) 14(9.0%) p = 0.023*
4. I prefer/would have preferred to be examined alone. § WR 68(13.4%) 419(82.5%) 21(4.1%) 15.45
AC 17(4.9%) 313(90.5%) 16(4.6%) p < 0.001***
5. The confidentiality seems/seemed compromised. § WR 21(4.1%) 466(91.7%) 21(4.1%) 3.06
AC 6(1.7%) 323(93.4%) 17(4.9%) p = 0.08
6. My doctor spends/spent more time WR 245(48.2%) 201(39.6%) 62(12.2%) 7.22
AC 131(37.9%) 163(47.1%) 52(15.0%) p = 0.007**
7. My visit to the doctor takes/took longer. WR 74(14.6%) 399(78.5%) 35(6.9%) 0.589
AC 57(16.5%) 265(76.6%) 24(6.9%) p = 0.4428
8. Doctors’ explanations to the student help/helped me too. WR 413(81.3%) 65(12.8%) 30(5.9%) 37.9
AC 193(55.8%) 93(26.9%) 60(17.3%) p < 0.001***
9. Doctors who teach are medically up to date. WR 452(89%) 31(6.1%) 25(4.9%) 4.25
AC 263(76.0%) 32(9.2%) 51(14.7%) p = 0.039*
10. Teaching in practice is helpful for medical students. WR 483(95.1%) 14(2.8%) 11(2.2%) 2.97
  AC 314(90.8%) 18(5.2%) 14.0(4%) p = 0.085
  1. Abbreviations: WR Waiting room, AC After consultation, NA No answer.
  2. P-Value legend: *** < =0.001; ** = (0.001-0.01); * = (0.01-0.05).
  3. § Items remaining after optimizing for the best Cronbach’s Alpha.
  4. (Assuming one underlying factor α = 0.750).