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Table 7 The mediating role of doctor communication skills

From: The impact of contract service policy and doctor communication skills on rural patient-doctor trust relationship in the village clinics of three counties

  Path A Path B Path C Path C′
  Direct effects of contract service on doctor communication skills Direct effects of doctor communication skills on trust Direct effects of contact service on trust Coeffect of doctor communication skills and contract service
Contract service 0.289***   0.173*** 0.101**
Doctor communication skills   0.200***   0.190***
Cons 5.203*** 1.997*** 3.039*** 2.047***
Adjust-R2 0.104 0.173 0.074 0.180
p 0.001 0.000 0.000 0.000
  1. ** 0.001 < p ≤ 0.01, *** p ≤ 0.001