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Table 6 Correlation matrix of four items for factor about attitude toward difficulties working with patients with a different background

From: Constructing a questionnaire for assessment of awareness and acceptance of diversity in healthcare institutions

Items* 1 2 3 4
It is more difficult to meet the needs of patients whose background is from a country other than my own. 1,00    
Misunderstandings occur more often when I care for patients whose background is from a country other than my own. ,58 1,00   
It is more difficult to understand a patient’s preferences for care if she/he comes from a country other than my own. ,50 ,53 1,00  
It is as easy to understand and communicate with patients from another country as it is with patients from my own country. ,30 ,28 ,34 1,00
  1. All correlations are significant at p<.001.
  2. *Some items reverse-coded based on consistency of the measurement.