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Table 2 Mean and standard deviation of the dependent variables

From: Promoting medical competencies through international exchange programs: benefits on communication and effective doctor-patient relationships

   Non-participants (n = 23) Participants (n = 29) p Cohen’s d
Tuning skills      
Communicate effectively in a medical context M 3.15 3.67 .033 .63
SD .935 .735
Apply ethical and legal principles in medical practice M 4.11 4.23 .324 .27
SD .470 .424
Assess psychological and social aspects of a patien’s illness M 3.93 4.05 .200 .26
SD .517 .420
Carry out a consultation with a patient M 3.97 4.46 < .001 .95
SD .438 .571
Outcomes for medical professionalism      
Professional attributes M 4.17 4.14 .952 -.07
SD .450 .416
Professional working M 3.85 4.08 .100 .52
SD .472 .418
The doctor as expert M 3.71 3.85 .169 .27
SD .535 .495
The global doctor M 4.01 4.20 .339 .31
SD .596 .645