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Table 3 Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA) presenting the independent and main effect of health care facilities and encounter on each of the total means perception of family medicine specialist’s clinical practice

From: A nationwide postal survey on the perception of Malaysian public healthcare providers on family medicine specialists’ (PERMFAMS) clinical performance, professional attitudes and research visibility

Source Type III sum of squares Mean square F Sig. Partial eta squared Adjusted R squared
Dependent Variable: Total Mean CC, n = 681
Health Facilities 11.381 5.691 25.713 <0.0001 0.071 0.156
Encounter 7.604 2.535 11.453 <0.0001 0.048
Dependent Variable: Total Mean EP, n = 677
Health Facilities 20.386 10.193 29.397 <0.0001 0.081 0.170
Encounter 6.063 2.021 5.828 <0.0001 0.025
Dependent Variable: Total Mean SP, n = 473
Health Facilities 7.142 7.142 22.107 < 0.0001 0.045 0.060
Encounter 5.103 1.701 5.266 < 0.0001 0.033
Dependent Variable: Total Mean PT, n = 681
Health Facilities 9.774 4.887 12.843 < 0.0001 0.037 0.124
Encounter 9.385 3.128 8.221 < 0.0001 0.035
Dependent Variable: Total Mean RP, n = 670
Health Facilities 20.165 10.082 22.823 < 0.0001 0.064 0.113
Encounter 2.839 0.946 2.143 0.094 0.010
  1. CC = clinical competency, EP = ethical practice, SP = safety issue in clinical practice, PT = professional attitude and team-working, RP = research collaboration and publication.
  2. Health Facilities = health clinics, health offices and hospitals.
  3. Encounter comprises four categories: 1: is almost every day; 2: is almost every week; 3: is almost every 1–2 month; 4: is < 6x per year.