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Table 5 Correlation of OSCE performance with beliefs and attitudes (n = 71)

From: Associations between medical students’ beliefs about obesity and clinical counseling proficiency

   Causes of obesity Bias
OSCE Assessment Domain Outside a person’s control Within a person’s control External attribution score Personal discomfort Negative Bias
 Information gathering −.113 −.134 −.003 −.099 −.092
 Relationship Building .005 −.097 .079 −.038 .013
 Educate .116 −.151 .266 * −.039 −.178
 5As counseling strategy .048 −.235 * .276 * −.191 −.169
 Patient activation −.090 −.177 .027 −.045 −.121
 Overall Recommendation −.041 −.270 * .191 −.083 −.046
 Total OSCE score −.002 −.257 * .231 −.144 −.129
  1. Bivariate two-tailed Spearman’s correlations were calculated to determine associations between OSCE performance domains versus their beliefs and attitudes about people with obesity. *, p < 0.05 (2-tailed)