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Table 3 Observed emotional cues, concerns and responses in high versus low perceived GP empathy groups

From: General practitioners’ patient-centredness and responses to patients’ emotional cues and concerns: relationships with perceived empathy in areas of high and low socioeconomic deprivation

  Patient group Statistic Low CARE High CARE p-value
Patient cues Low deprivation Mean 12.3 12.2  
(SD) (7.2) (6.8)  
N 29 27 0.97
High deprivation Mean 8.7 16.0  
(SD) (4.6) (8.5)  
N 26 30 <0.001
Patient concerns Low deprivation Mean 0.6 1.2  
(SD) (0.9) (2.3)  
N 29 27 0.62
High deprivation Mean 0.4 1.2  
(SD) (1.0) (1.4)  
N 26 30 <0.02
GP responses: Inviting (I) Low deprivation Mean 10.7 11.4  
(SD) (6.5) (7.7)  
N 29 27 0.84
High deprivation Mean 7.0 13.8  
(SD) (5.3) (8.8)  
N 26 30 <0.01
GP responses: Non-Inviting (N) Low deprivation Mean 2.1 2.0  
(SD) (1.9) (1.9)  
N 29 27 0.88
High deprivation Mean 2.1 3.3  
(SD) (2.2) (2.4)  
N 26 30 <0.04