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Table 4 Associations of sociodemographic and communication variables with post-visit measures of health

From: Raising positive expectations helps patients with minor ailments: A cross-sectional study

Dependent variable Independent variable β Std.
Error
p
Anxiety Anxiety (pre-visit) .62 .04 .00
  Ill overall health (pre-visit) .48 .21 .02
  Low mood (pre-visit) .54 .22 .01
  Clear explanation -.09 .21 n.s.
  Clear explanation × Low mood (pre-visit) .55 .23 .02
Low mood Low mood (pre-visit) .45 .05 .00
  Age -.01 .00 .03
  Ill overall health (pre-visit) .17 .05 .00
  Clear explanation -.02 .05 n.s.
  Favourable prognosis -.11 .07 n.s.
  Clear explanation × Favourable prognosis -.12 .05 .02
Ill physical health Ill physical health (pre-visit) .48 .05 .00
  Ill overall health (pre-visit) .13 .05 .01
  Active listening .03 .01 .02
  Clear explanation -.05 .05 n.s.
  Favourable prognosis .08 .07 n.s.
  Clear explanation × Favourable prognosis -.12 .05 .02
Ill overall health Ill overall health (pre-visit) .60 .04 .00
  Low mood (pre-visit) .01 .04 n.s.
  Gender (0 = male, 1= female) -.25 .09 .01
  Active listening .03 .01 .00
  Reassurance -.12 .05 .01
  Clear explanation -.12 .05 .01
  Favourable prognosis -.02 .06 n.s.
  Clear explanation × Favourable prognosis -.11 .04 .02
  Clear explanation × Low mood (pre-visit) .10 .05 .03
  1. n.s. = not significant