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Table 4 Associations between dissatisfaction with medical care provided to patients’ families with Trust in Doctors Generally

From: The impact that family members’ health care experiences have on patients’ trust in physicians

Trust in Doctors Generally score, points Mean difference (95 %CI) p-value
Unadjusted modela    
Dissatisfaction with medical care provided to a patient’s family -10.4 (-13.2 to -7.56) < 0.001
Multivariable-adjusted modelb    
Dissatisfaction with medical care provided to a patient’s family -9.58 (-12.4 to -6.76) < 0.001
Age, per 10 yr 1.92 (0.44 to 3.39) 0.011
Sex, female -0.81 (-4.34 to 2.73) 0.654
Education    
Junior high school Ref   
High school -5.29 (-13.4 to 2.85) 0.203
Junior college -2.92 (-12.0 to 6.12) 0.527
University -6.69 (-14.8 to 1.41) 0.105
Graduate school -10.3 (-20.4 to -0.17) 0.046
Not answered -4.94 (-17.2 to 7.34) 0.430
Total household income    
< 1,000,000 yen -6.16 (-13.4 to 1.04) 0.094
1,000,000 – < 3,000,000 yen -0.05 (-5.5 to 5.42) 0.987
3,000,000 – < 5,000,000 yen -0.47 (-5.7 to 4.76) 0.860
5,000,000 – < 10,000,000 yen -1.56 (-6.7 to 3.58) 0.552
10,000,000 or over yen Ref   
  1. Analysis of 661 patients in 46 prefectures
  2. aLinear mixed effect models with consideration for prefectural level correlation
  3. bLinear mixed effect model adjusted for age, sex, comorbidities, education, and total household income with consideration for prefectural-level correlation