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Table 5 Summary of correlations* relating to study hypotheses

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

  Faith in Intuition Need For Cognition
ACS Knowledge and Behaviours Ability Favour-ability Total Ability Favour-ability Total
Q1. Awareness 0.04 -0.02 0.01 0.05 0.05 0.06
Correctly knows year of publication p = 0.373 p = 0.445 p = 0.470 p = 0.341 p = 0.337 p = 0.323
Q2. General Knowledge -0.18 -0.20 -0.21 0.14 0.11 0.14
Correctly knows topic coverage p = 0.057 p = 0.047 p = 0.041 p = 0.115 p = 0.135 p = 0.117
Q3. Topic Knowledge -0.09 -0.08 -0.09 0.13 0.13 0.14
Number of correct responses (max. 10) p = 0.233 p = 0.245 p = 0.222 p = 0.143 p = 0.138 p = 117
Q4. Concordant Behaviour 0.02 0.03 0.02 0.28 0.19 0.25
I often base my practice on clinical guidelines p = 0.447 p = 0.389 p = 0.407 p = 0.009 p = 0.058 p = 0.008
Q5. Discordant Behaviour 0.20 0.29 0.27 -0.16 -0.10 -0.14
There are times when I do not give my patients guideline suggested care as the guidelines differ from what I have always done previously p = 0.050 p = 0.007 p = 0.012 p = 0.092 p = 0.208 p = 0.129
Q6. Discordant Practice Rate** -0.27 -0.25 -0.28 -0.04 -0.08 -0.07
For patients under my care, the percentage with an acute coronary syndrome who have no contraindications and are discharged on [treatment] is approximately ... p = 0.011 p = 0.020 p = 0.009 p = 0.373 p = 0.268 p = 0.293
  1. *All probabilities are 1-tailed
  2. ** Q6: A positive correlation denotes a concordant practice rate; by default a negative correlation denotes discordant practice.