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Table 1 Students’ characteristics and mean PPOS-D12 scores at start of study

From: Does a home-based interview with a chronically ill patient help medical students become more patient-centred? A randomised controlled trial

Characteristic All participants completing both surveys (n = 306) Allocated to active intervention
(n = 150)
Allocated to sham intervention
(n = 156)
Female, number (%) 195 (63.7) 92 (61.3) 103 (66.0)
Personal experience of a serious chronic illness, number (%) 102 (33.3) 55 (36.7) 47 (30.1)
Had previously studied another subject as an undergraduate, number (%) 36 (11.8) 19 (12.7) 17 (10.9)
Contact with patients before starting at medical school, number (%) 108 (35.3) 59 (39.3) 41 (31.4)
Baseline PPOS-D12 score*, mean (SD) 4.19 (0.47) 4.25 (0.44) 4.14 (0.50)
  1. * The lowest possible PPOS-D12 score (most doctor-centred) was 1, the highest possible score (most patient-centred) was 6