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Table 1 Ratings of white coat (WC) versus non-white coat (NWC) for each of the four clinical scenarios using a Likert scale from 1 to 5 (higher rating is more agreement with the statement)

From: The effect of white coats and gender on medical students’ perceptions of physicians

  Scenario 1
(Female)
Scenario 2
(Male)
Scenario 3
(Female)
Scenario 4
(Male)
Aggregate
WC NWC WC NWC WC NWC WC NWC WC NWC
Appropriateness of Actions 1.94 1.92 3.45 3.23 1.54 1.61 3.71 3.69 3.48 3.51
Competence 2.90 3.21 3.67 3.66 2.34 2.49 3.31 3.41 2.66 2.61
Trustworthiness 2.74 3.03 3.50 3.57 2.17 2.09 3.68 3.72 3.05 3.20
Professionalism 2.46 2.60 3.44 3.4 2.19 2.18 3.82 3.92 3.02 3.11
Was an error committed? 3.61 3.74 2.47 2.61 4.34 4.15 3.52 3.53 2.98 3.02