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Table 2 Patients’ reported comfort levels and attitudes between groups of patients regarding student involvement

From: Psychiatric patients’ perspectives of student involvement in their care

Parameter Total Women Men   Previously met with students Not met with students  
  Mean (SD) t value*, p value Mean (SD) t value* p value
Comfort level with student involvement        
Attend/participate 3.45 (1.43) 3.31 (1.42) 3.67 (1.38) −2.99, 0.003 3.65 (1.36) 3.17 (1.45) 4.01, <0.001
Performing questioning or counseling together with my doctor/nurse therapist 3.33 (1.45) 3.25 (1.45) 3.50 (1.41) −2.08, 0.038 3.57 (1.36) 3.05 (1.49) 4.21, <0.001
Independently performing questioning or counseling and consult my therapist if needed. 2.93 (1.46) 2.79 (1.43) 3.19 (1.46) −3.27, 0.001 3.17 (1.41) 2.64 (1.46) 4.27, <0.001
Comfort level with student gender        
Female students 3.93 (1.40) 3.89 (1.40) 3.99 (1.37) −0.81, 0.416 4.12 (1.28) 3.71 (1.47) 3.43, 0.001
Male students 3.57 (1.56) 3.38 (1.60) 3.87 (1.45) −3.66, 0.000 3.71 (1.52) 3.43 (1.58) 2.15, 0.032
Comfort level with student age        
A very young student 3.27 (1.51) 3.14 (1.52) 3.47 (1.49) −2.57, 0.010 3.47 (1.46) 3.03 (1.53) 3.34, 0.001
Attitudes toward student involvement        
It is important that students meet patients during their education 4.43 (1.00) 4.43 (1.00) 4.36 (1.07) 0.74, 0.459 4.53 (0.88) 4.34 (1.07) 2.56, 0.024
Enjoyed experiences with students 3.30 (1.36) 3.22 (1.36) 3.43 (1.34) −1.48, 0.139 3.36 (1.35) NA NA
Preference for teaching hospitals 3.34 (1.51) 3.19 (1.48) 3.50 (1.52) −1.81, 0.071 3.45 (1.46) 3.07 (1.57) 2.16, 0.031
Students increase the quality of care 3.33 (1.31) 3.28 (1.29) 3.38 (1.35) −0.84, 0.401 3.44 (1.27) 3.22 (1.36) 1.96, 0.051
  1. *Students’ t-test NA = not applicable.