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Table 3 Participants mean and standard deviation in Cultural Competence scale and subscales by course and year of study

From: Cultural competence of Australian dental students

Scale BOH1
(n-27)
BOH3
(n-23)
DDS1
(n-89)
DDS4
(n-48)
Awareness and sensitivity 8.13 (1.21) 8.13 (1.21) 7.82 (1.64) 7.56 (1.35)
Cultural competence behaviours 4.35 (1.33) 8.17 (2.34) 4.65 (1.28) 6.88 (2.37)
Patient centred communication 3.65 (0.57) 3.40 (1.01)
Practice orientation 6.86 (1.06) 6.41 (1.38)
Self-assessed cultural competence 1.56 (0.70) 6.21(1.28) 1.24 (0.71) 5.06 (1.95)
Overall Cultural competence 33.04 (3.72) 29.31 (5.01)
Overall Cultural competence (adjusted for first years) 13.74 (2.19) 19.22 (2.58) 13.71 (2.65) 16.79 (3.39)
  1. BOH1 First year Bachelor of Oral Health, BOH3 Final year Bachelor of Oral Health, DDS1 First year Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS4 Final year Doctor of Dental Surgery