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Table 3 Summary of hypotheses

From: Thinking styles and doctors' knowledge and behaviours relating to acute coronary syndromes guidelines

  Hypothesised relationship with need for cognition and/or faith in intuition
KNOWLEDGE  
1) awareness of the recently published guidelines Higher need for cognition and/or Lower faith in intuition (Hypotheses 1 – 4)
2) knowing the topics included in the guidelines  
3) correctly answering questions about topics covered in the guidelines  
CLINICAL PRACTICE  
4) overall higher estimate of guideline-concordant clinical practice Higher faith in intuition and/or Lower need for cognition (Hypotheses 5 – 6)
5) overall higher estimate of guideline – dis cordant clinical practice  
6) higher estimate of guidelines dis cordant clinical practice across eight clinical scenarios