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Table 4 Generalized estimating equation (GEE) models of significant SEGUE score changes

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

Significant SEGUE score change (lower baseline vs higher baseline) β OR 95% CI P value
Before vs. immediately after the programme 1.948 7.017 2.816, 17.490 < 0.001
Before vs. 1 month after the programme 2.461 11.716 5.206, 26.365 < 0.001
  1. A lower baseline SEGUE score was defined as a score less than 16 points, which was less than half of the total score (32 points). A higher baseline SEGUE score was defined as a score between 17 and 32 points. A significant SEGUE score change was defined as a difference of 10 points higher than the baseline score
  2. These results were tested by generalized estimating equations (GEEs) and adjusted by gender, resident grade and specialty
  3. Abbreviations: OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval