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Table 5 Spearman correlations between PEI items or total PEI score and the comparison questions, n = 483

From: The validity and reliability of the patient enablement instrument (PEI) after GP appointments in Finnish health care centres

PEI item /
Comparison question
I would recommend this doctor to a friend or a relative I got benefit from my appointment with this doctor I was involved in the decisions made at the appointment I got adequate instructions to carry on with my care
Understand illness 0.27 0.28 0.24 0.28
Cope with illness 0.19 0.28 0.24 0.25
Keep yourself healthy 0.15 0.18 0.15 0.22
Cope with life 0.20 0.21 0.19 0.24
Keep confident about your health 0.18 0.27 0.21 0.24
Help yourself 0.26 0.24 0.22 0.24
PEI score immediately 0.32 0.33 0.28 0.33
  1. All correlations were significant at the 0.01 level