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Table 3 Meta-analysis results across all outcomes

From: The impact of training healthcare professionals’ communication skills on the clinical care of diabetes and hypertension: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Outcomes Studies Number of patients I2 (%) Pooled effects
(95% CI)
HbA1c (%) 6 4501 0 -0.02(-0.01 to 0.05)
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 8 2505 97 -2.61(-9.19 to 3.97)
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) 8 2440 93 -0.60(-3.65 to 2.45)
body mass index (kg/m2) 3 552 1 -0.12(-0.79 to 0.55)
Triglyceride (mmol/L) 2 625 0 0.04(-0.09 to 0.18)
Total cholesterol (mmol/L) 5 4217 11 0.10(0.04 to 0.17)
LDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 3 908 57 0.06(-0.14 to 0.26)
HDL cholesterol (mmol/L) 2 622 0 0.05(-0.00 to 0.10)