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Table 1 General practitioner therapeutic communications skills

From: How patients perceive the therapeutic communications skills of their general practitioners, and how that perception affects adherence: use of the TCom-skill GP scale in a specific geographical area

My general practitioner...1 No. of subjects Mean (SD2) [Min-max] Missing values (%) Lowest Response (%) Highest Response (%) Factor 1 (1st eigen value 7.5)
1. Takes time to listen to me 391 7.14 (2.03) [1 – 9] 0.5 0.0 39.1 0.74
2. Does everything to make me feel I can trust him/her 388 6.82 (2.08) [0 – 9] 1.3 0.5 31.9 0.76
3. Explains what the treatment is for 388 7.10 (2.17) [0 – 9] 1.3 0.5 40.5 0.75
4. Takes account of my preferences in prescribing medication 382 6.54 (2.66) [0 – 9] 2.8 4.7 35.1 0.57
5. Gives me the impression he/she has respect for me 387 7.67 (1.79) [0 – 9] 1.5 0.8 49.1 0.78
6. Gives me information on the side effects of medication 387 5.76 (2.87) [0 – 9] 1.5 7.0 25.3 0.68
7. Emphasises which are the most important drugs 384 6.66 (2.44) [0 – 9] 2.3 1.6 32.0 0.75
8. Discusses any difficulties I have in complying with the treatment 370 5.42 (3.04) [0 – 9] 5.8 11.6 24.1 0.67
9. Explains things in simple words 388 7.07 (2.15) [0 – 9] 1.3 1.6 36.9 0.70
10. Offers new treatment 373 5.21 (2.74) [0 – 9] 5.0 8.6 14.8 0.55
11. Writes the prescription legibly 390 4.83 (3.31) [0 – 9] 0.8 14.1 25.9 0.48
12. Lets me ask questions 387 7.44 (2.00) [0 – 9] 1.5 0.3 47.3 0.72
13. Gives me incentives to comply with the treatment 382 6.34 (2.53) [0 – 9] 2.8 3.1 29.1 0.71
14. Gives me advice on prevention (diet, physical activity) 384 5.84 (2.76) [0 – 9] 2.3 6.5 21.7 0.67
15. Gives the impression he/she knows his/her job 388 7.53 (1.78) [0 – 9] 1.3 0.5 42.5 0.68
  1. 1 Scale of items: 0 = never to 9 = always.
  2. 2 SD: Standard deviation.
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