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Table 1 Baseline participant characteristics and attitude scale scores

From: The positive impact of interprofessional education: a controlled trial to evaluate a programme for health professional students

Characteristics Intervention Control
  n %a (95%CI) n %a (95%CI)
Age (years; mean) 40 21.9 (21.0,22.8) 42 22.5 (21.6,23.4)
Gender     
 Female 30 75.0 (58.8,87.3) 30 71.4 (55.4,84.3)
 Male 10 25.0 (12.7,41.2) 12 28.6 (15.7,44.6)
Ethnicityb     
 NZ European 34 85.0 (70.2,94.3) 34 81.0 (65.9,91.4)
 Māori 3 7.5 (1.6,20.4) 5 11.9 (4.0,25.6)
 Asian 4 10.0 (2.8,23.7) 7 16.7 (7.0,31.4)
 Other 0   0  
Discipline     
 Dietetics 4 10.0 (2.8,23.7) 5 11.9 (4.0,25.6)
 Medicine 17 42.5 (27.0,59.1) 18 42.9 (27.7,59.0)
 Physiotherapy 6 15.0 (5.7,29.8) 6 14.3 (5.4,28.5)
 Radiation Therapy 13 32.5 (18.6,49.1) 13 31.0 (17.6,47.1)
Scale (mean scorec)     
 ATHCTS 39d 3.9 (3.8,4.0) 42 3.8 (3.7,3.9)
 RIPLS 40 3.9 (3.8,4.1) 42 3.9 (3.8,4.0)
 TSS 40 2.9 (2.7,3.1) 42 3.0 (3.8,3.1)
 LTCMS 40 3.1 (2.9,3.3) 42 2.9 (2.8,3.1)
  1. NZ New Zealand, ATHCTS Attitudes Toward Health Care Teams Scale, RIPLS Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale, TSS Team Skills Scales, LTCMS Long-Term Condition Management Scale
  2. aunless otherwise specified
  3. btotal equals more than 100 % as respondents were able to select more than one category
  4. cscored on 5-point Likert scale, higher scores represent more positive attitudes
  5. done student provided insufficient valid responses to allow a mean to be calculated for the ATHCTS