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Table 5 Scoring statement CARE-questionnaire by standardized patients (3-point scale; mean score across five SPs and one SP relative)

From: Vertically integrated medical education and the readiness for practice of graduates

How was the doctor at… Dutch (VI curriculum); N = 30 German (non-VI curriculum); N = 29
  M SD M SD
1. Making you feel at easea 2.69 0.21 2.86 0.18
2. Letting you tell your story 2.83 0.17 2.89 0.14
3. Really listeningb 2.79 0.17 2.88 0.12
4. Being interested in you as a whole person 2.68 0.20 2.55 0.28
5. Fully understanding your concerns 2.72 0.26 2.74 0.23
6. Showing care and compassion 2.73 0.25 2.76 0.26
7. Being positivec 2.80 0.19 2.58 0.36
  1. aMann-Whitney test: U = 639.50, z = 3.22, p = .00, r = .42
  2. bMann-Whitney test: U = 573.50, z = 2.21, p = .03, r = .29
  3. cMann-Whitney test: U = 279, z = -2.43, p = .02, r = .32