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Table 3 Respondents' opinions regarding their trust in health care and the quality of GP-care.

From: Patients with persistent medically unexplained symptoms in general practice: characteristics and quality of care

  MUPS group Diagnosis group Non-MUPS group p
(Very) little trust in health care providers N n % N n % N n %  
   General practitioners 190 35 18.4 2242 303 13.5 7246 1033 14.3 p = .08a; p = .13b
   Medical specialists 189 32 16.9 2200 260 11.8 7105 819 11.5 p = .05a; p < .05b
   Hospitals 189 37 19.6 2201 357 16.2 7141 1222 17.1 p = .28a; p = .43b
Trust in health carec   M SD   M SD   M SD  
   Current health care 189 6.46 1.83 2227 6.62 1.73 7230 6.55 1.70 p = .22a; p = .50b
   Future health care 186 6.10 2.09 2195 6.19 1.76 7160 6.18 1.74 p = .59a; p = .61b
   Current medical possibilities 184 7.52 1.37 2217 7.68 1.26 7212 7.69 1.22 p = .09a; p = .06b
Quality of GP-cared           
   Quote – Content 189 3.32 0.53 2215 3.44 0.45 7098 3.43 0.44 p < .01a; p < .01b
   Quote – Organisation 187 3.15 0.47 2215 3.16 0.43 7056 3.14 0.43 p = .70a; p = .87b
   Quote- Total 189 3.24 0.44 2222 3.32 0.39 7095 3.30 0.38 p < .05a; p = .08b
  1. a t-test/chi-square MUPS versus Diagnosis group.b t-test/chi-square MUPS versus non-MUPS group. c Scores for trust in health care can range between 1–10. d Scores for quality of GP-care can range between 1–4.