# Table 3 Correlations of the components of the Patient Note Scoring and Clinical Reasoning Task instruments in 16 SOAP notes

Documentation of History and Physical Exam

Differential Diagnosis

Workup

Identify active issues

r = 0.233 p = 0.38

r = 0.29 p = 0.27

r = 0.329 p = 0.21

Consider alternative diagnoses and underlying cause(s)

r = 0.219 p = 0.41

r = 0.091 p = 0.737

r = − 0.63 p = 0.63

Identify precipitants or triggers to the current problem(s)

r = 0.047 p = 0.86

r = − 0.291 p = 0.27

r = 0.052 p = 0.84

Select diagnostic investigations

r = 0.141 p = 0.60

r = 0.556* p = 0.025

r = 0.462 p = 0.07

Determine the most likely diagnosis and underlying cause(s)

r = 0.177 p = 0.51

r = 0.123 p = 0.65

r = 0.22 p = 0.41

Identify modifiable risk factors

r = − 0.233 p = 0.38

r = 0.097 p = 0.72

r = 0.052 p = 0.84

Identify complications associated with the diagnosis, diagnostic investigations, or treatment

r = − 0.184 p = 0.495

r = − 0.164 p = 0.544

r = 0.068 p = 0.80

Explore physical and psychosocial consequences of the current medical conditions or treatment

r = 0.314 p = 0.23

r = − 0.131 p = 0.62

r = 0.07 p = 0.79

Establish goals of care

r = 0.304 p = 0.25

r = − 0.21 p = 0.43

r = 0.038 p = 0.89

Establish management plans

r = 0.288 p = 0.27

r = 0.135 p = 0.61

r = 0.073 p = 0.78

Determine follow-up and consultation strategies

r = 0.631** p = 0.009

r = 0 p = 1

r = 0.561* p = 0.041

1. ** Correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (2-tailed)
2. * Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (2-tailed) 