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Table 4 Family medicine core values in relation to candidates’ practice before and after GFMP

From: Impact on core values of family medicine from a 2-year Master’s programme in Gezira, Sudan: observational study

Core value topic All (N = 91) Males (N = 40) Females (N = 51)
Before After P value Before After P value Before After P value
Patients presenting as a first contact regarding the main contact reason 78.5 62.7 < 0.001 77.57 60.6 < 0.001 79.3 64.4 < 0.001
Patients whom the doctor is the personal doctor for the patient 34.7 74.6 < 0.001 30.4 75.9 < 0.001 38.0 73.5 < 0.001
Patients with planned control in the future for follow up 47.6 61.0 < 0.001 48.7 60.3 0.054 46.8 61.4 0.002
Patients who are referred 13.7 17.3 0.040 10.4 17.3 0.009 16.2 17.2 0.678
Patients whom the doctor knows their medical history 56.2 87.0 < 0.001 44.3 85.3 < 0.001 65.6 88.3 < 0.001
Patients whom the doctor knows their family situation. 49.4 84.0 < 0.001 41.0 84.7 < 0.001 56.7 83.5 < 0.001
Patients whom the doctor knows important parts of their family medical history 47.3 84.0 < 0.001 34.4 82.3 < 0.001 57.1 85.2 < 0.001
  1. Data based on questionnaires filled by the candidates during individual patients’ consultations and presented as mean of the candidates’ percentages of their own patients. P-values by paired t test