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Table 2 Locations (in increasing order) and Chi square fit statistics for the PCSC

From: Development and psychometric evaluation of scales to measure professional confidence in manual medicine: a Rasch measurement approach

Item Location Chi Sq Probability Item content
PC22 −1.458 19.922 0.001 Interviewing patient of same gender
PC25 −1.453 20.383 0.001 Interviewing patient of similar age
PC2 −1.150 6.036 0.302 Introducing self to new patient
PC23 −1.082 7.681 0.175 Interviewing a teenage patient
PC21 −1.054 19.138 0.002 Interviewing a patient of the opposite gender
PC8 −0.959 6.250 0.283 Taking new patient’s health history
PC3 −0.925 7.349 0.196 Starting conversation with new patient
PC24 −0.774 11.295 0.046 Interviewing a patient 60+ years of age
PC7 −0.365 16.935 0.005 Expressing empathy in an interview
PC1 −0.361 9.312 0.097 Overall confidence in patient communication
PC5 −0.343 1.340 0.931 Using non-verbal interactions
PC16 −0.145 24.808 0.000 Explaining segmental joint dysfunction
PC10 −0.126 6.209 0.286 Discussing personal issues with current patients
PC12 −0.096 2.585 0.764 Discussing preventative health strategies
PC11 0.160 2.702 0.746 Discussing health risk behaviours
PC4 0.183 2.964 0.706 Discussing changes in treatment with current patients
PC28 0.350 10.006 0.075 Discussing with patient whilst being observed by lower level peer
PC20 0.380 37.409 0.000 Interviewing wheelchair-bound patient
PC15 0.382 9.804 0.081 Obtaining informed consent
PC13 0.397 5.252 0.386 Encouraging patients to improve health habits
PC6 0.417 3.066 0.690 Asking non-scripted open-ended questions
PC17 0.649 8.864 0.115 Telling a patient you may not be able to help them
PC9 0.678 10.375 0.065 Discussing personal issues with new patients
PC26 0.855 19.72 0.001 Communicating with patients after failed manipulation
PC27 0.995 10.969 0.052 Interviewing new patient whilst being observed by lower level peer
PC14 1.507 2.510 0.775 Telling people they have a serious condition
PC18 1.586 4.380 0.496 Counselling a distraught patient
PC19 1.751 2.323 0.803 Dealing with a disruptive patient