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Table 3 Partial correlation analysis results examining the relationship between patient-physician encounters and trust, adjusting for each other

From: How patient-physician encounters in critical medical situations affect trust: results of a national survey

Dependent Variable Physician Trust
(n = 1045)
Dependent Variable Medical Profession Trust
(n = 475)
Independent Variables   Independent Variables  
Encounter variables   Encounter variables  
Major surgery (1 = yes, 0 = no) 0.057   
Prescribed medication that might have a serious side effect (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.12** Prescribed medication that might have a serious side effect (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.03
Overnight hospitalization (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.014 Overnight hospitalization (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.12**
Evaluated for another condition you thought to be serious (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.08** Evaluated for another condition you thought to be serious (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.079
Other independent variables   Other independent variables  
Satisfaction with health care (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.53** Physician trust 0.21**
Poor physical health (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.077* Satisfaction with health care -0.045**
Number of visits to physician 0.099** Age -0.12**
   Age-squared 0.13**
Foreign physician (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.09** Poor mental health (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.084
Long waiting time with physician (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.13** Low income 0.016
Disputes with physician (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.055 Changed physicians (1 = yes,0 = no) -0.27**
Outside interactions with physicians (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.085** Physician primary health decision maker (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.12**
Adequate choice in selecting physicians (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.12** Always better to seek medical than self-treat (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.17**
Non-Physician is Primary care Provider (1 = yes,0 = no) 0.089**   
  1. Notes: Partial Spearman correlations are presented
  2. * Significance at 5% level
  3. ** Significance at 1% level for the test examining if partial Spearman ρ = 0
  4. Dependent variable: Physician trust [10–50] and medical profession trust [11–55]. [] Range