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Table 4 Linear regression analysis of effect of student baseline characteristics on 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

Baseline characteristic PPOS-D12 score (SD) β-coefficient (95% CI) P value
Gender
 Female 4.25 (0.43) 0.203 (0.086 to 0.315) 0.001*
 Male 4.08 (0.51)
Experience of a chronic illness in the students themselves or a close relative
 Yes 4.22 (0.48) 0.027 (−0.079 to 0.127) 0.646
 No 4.18 (0.47)
Had studied another subject as an undergraduate before starting to study medicine
 Yes 4.37 (0.54) 0.108 (−0.061 to 0.373) 0.158
 No 4.17 (0.46)
Contact with patients before going to medical school
 Yes 4.30 (0.48) 0.126 (0.011 to 0.238) 0.032*
 No 4.13 (0.56)
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05