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Table 3 Descriptive analysis and comparison of items on the Robbins scale, by country

From: Exploring the attitudes of health science students in Spain and Bolivia towards death. A cross sectional survey

  Country Difference means Student’s t-test
Spain
(n = 303)
Bolivia
(n = 245)
t(546) p-value
EH1 Coping with the death of an older person 7 (2.29) 6.02 (2.99) 0.98 4.326 <  0.001
EH2 Listening to the concerns of a dying patient 7.18 (1.99) 6.31 (3.07) 0.87 4.019 <  0.001
EH3 Listening to the concerns of a family member of a dying patient 7.44 (2.06) 6.46 (2.95) 0.98 4.557 <  0.001
EH4 Touching a cadaver 6.98 (3.04) 6.93 (3.28) 0.05 0.199 0.842
EH5 Providing physical care to a dying patient 7.4 (2.12) 6.8 (2.85) 0.6 2.797 0.005
EH6 Communicating with a dying patient 7.41 (2.02) 6.52 (2.93) 0.89 4.183 <  0.001
EH7 Expressing condolences to a patient’s family 7.25 (2.49) 7.01 (2.99) 0.24 1.02 0.308
EH8 Coping with the death of a friend your age 3.82 (2.71) 6.05 (3.24) −2.23 −8.782 <  0.001
EH9 Accompanying a person at the time of their death 5.97 (2.73) 6.99 (2.99) −1.02 −4.177 <  0.001
EH10 Being with a person who presents unpleasant physical symptoms 6.83 (2.23) 6.52 (2.92) 0.31 1.423 0.155
EH11 Providing emotional support to a patient’s family 7.31 (2.02) 7.42 (2.78) −0.11 −0.573 0.567