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Table 5 Associations between dissatisfaction with medical care provided to patients’ families with Interpersonal Physician Trust

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

Interpersonal Trust in a Physician score, points Mean difference (95 %CI) p-value
Unadjusteda    
Dissatisfaction with medical care provided to a patient’s family -4.38 (-7.21 to -1.56) 0.002
Multivariable-adjustedb    
Dissatisfaction with medical care provided to a patient’s family -3.19 (-6.02 to -0.36) 0.027
Age, per 10 yr 1.13 (-0.35 to 2.60) 0.135
Sex, female 0.67 (-2.87 to 4.22) 0.709
Duration with patients’ physician    
< 1 yr -2.68 (-7.5 to 2.12) 0.274
1 – < 3 yr -2.61 (-5.6 to 0.40) 0.089
3 or over yr Ref   
Education    
Junior high school Ref   
High school -4.19 (-12.3 to 3.96) 0.314
Junior college 2.31 (-6.7 to 11.4) 0.616
University -2.85 (-10.9 to 5.25) 0.491
Graduate school -7.99 (-18.1 to 2.12) 0.121
Not answered -2.02 (-14.3 to 10.3) 0.748
Total household income    
< 1,000,000 yen -6.99 (-14.2 to 0.21) 0.057
1,000,000 – < 3,000,000 yen -1.43 (-6.9 to 4.04) 0.608
3,000,000 – < 5,000,000 yen -2.61 (-7.9 to 2.64) 0.330
5,000,000 – < 10,000,000 yen -2.67 (-7.8 to 2.47) 0.309
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, duration with patients’ physician, comorbidities, education, and total household income with consideration for prefectural-level correlation