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Table 6 Results of hypothesis testing

From: Why do patients follow physicians’ advice? The influence of patients’ regulatory focus on adherence: an empirical study in China

Hypotheses Path coefficient P
Promotion focus has a positive impact on patients’ emerging treatment-related health information seeking behaviour. 0.527 < 0.001
Prevention focus has a positive impact on the patients’ conservative treatment-related health information seeking behaviour. 0.818 < 0.001
The emerging treatment-related health information seeking behaviour of patients with a promotion focus has a negative impact on their adherence. 0.035 0.593
The conservative treatment-related health information seeking behaviour of patients with a prevention focus has a positive impact on their adherence. 0.521 < 0.001
If the level of media campaigns increases, then the relationship between promotion focus and emerging treatment-related health information seeking behaviour will be strengthened. 0.247 < 0.001
If the level of website reputation increases, then the relationship between prevention focus and conservative treatment-related health information seeking behaviour will be strengthened. 0.147 0.011