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Table 3 Cronbach’s alpha and descriptive statistics for the DPCC-MS, Côté et al., and global rating instruments

From: Validation of the 5-item doctor-patient communication competency instrument for medical students (DPCC-MS) using two years of assessment data

  Cronbach’s alpha SEM Mean SD C.V. Min. Max.
DPCC-MS .91 .23 2.81 .76 27% 1.20 4.00
Côté et al. .94 .14 3.40 .58 17% 2.08 4.00
Global .88 .97 9.74 2.79 29% 3.00 14.00
  1. SEM standard error of measurement, SD standard deviation, C.V. coefficient of variation, Min minimum, Max. maximum