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Table 2 Comparison of patients' characteristics pre- and post-intervention

From: Training residents in patient-centred communication and empathy: evaluation from patients, observers and residents

  Pre-intervention (N = 69) Post-intervention (N = 51) p value
Mean age in years (SD) 56.1 (15.5) 51.9 (18.2) 0.17
Men (%) 59.4 47.1 0.18
Educational level (%)    0.40
- Low 14.5 21.6  
- Moderate 46.4 31.4  
- High 37.7 45.1  
- ‘Missing’ 1.4 2.0  
Work (%) 46.4 54.9 0.30
- ‘Missing’ 0 2.0
Sick-leave (%) 27.5 23.5 0.46
- ‘Missing’ 0 2.0
First visit for symptoms (%) 52.2 62.7 0.22
- ‘Missing’ 0 2.0
Familiarity with doctor (%)    0.36
- I don’t know the doctor 53.6 56.9  
- I’m familiar with the doctor 37.7 33.3  
- I know the doctor very well 8.7 5.9  
- ‘Missing’ 0 3.9