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Table 3 Data from the extended SEGUE scale and the VAS before and after completion of the programme

From: Effectiveness of a modified doctor–patient communication training Programme designed for surgical residents in China: a prospective, large-volume study at a single Centre

  Before the programme Immediately after the programme 1 month after the programme Statistics p value Before vs. immediately after the programme Before vs. 1 month after the programme
SEGUE total score 15.88 ± 1.93 26.40 ± 1.47 26.15 ± 1.36 388.27 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Set the stage 3.00 ± 1.11 4.58 ± 0.66 4.54 ± 0.66 371.80 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Elicit information 4.12 ± 1.04 8.11 ± 1.01 8.06 ± 0.95 413.17 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Give information 1.88 ± 0.55 3.79 ± 0.41 3.74 ± 0.44 411.17 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Understand the patient’s perspective 1.87 ± 0.65 2.00 ± 0.36 1.97 ± 0.23 1.168 0.542 0.162 0.450
End the encounter 1.04 ± 0.36 1.96 ± 0.20 1.93 + 0.26 368.54 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Suggest a new treatment plan 3.95 ± 0.63 5.95 ± 0.63 5.91 ± 0.62 414.94 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
SP VAS score 4.31 ± 1.35 7.36 ± 1.62 7.34 ± 1.24 414.78 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Trainee VAS score 7.31 ± 1.25 8.39 ± 1.32 8.30 ± 1.24 391.96 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Consistency of the VAS between SP and trainee (ICC) 0.26 p < 0.001 0.70 p < 0.001 0.70 p < 0.001     
Subgroup analysis in the understand the patient’s perspective module by gender
Female 1.39 ± 0.49 2.15 ± 0.36 1.94 ± 0.24 92.85 < 0.001 < 0.001 < 0.001
Male 2.19 ± 0.55 1.90 ± 0.32 1.98 ± 0.22 33.05 < 0.001 0.004 0.054
Both female and male 1.87 ± 0.65 2.00 ± 0.36 1.97 ± 0.23 1.168 0.542 0.162 0.450
  1. Abbreviations: SP: standardized patient; VAS: visual analogue scale; ICC: intraclass correlation efficient