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Table 3 Associations between Intolerance of Uncertainty and various clinical outcome variables in a study of Australian chiropractic students

From: The relationship between intolerance of uncertainty in chiropractic students and their treatment intervention choices

Clinical outcome variables Numbers of students with Normal IU
N (%)
Numbers of students with High IU
N (%)
aNeck Pain Scenario: Number of inappropriate referrals (N = 206)   
 Acceptable 113 (71) 22 (48)
 Unacceptable 47 (29) 24 (52)
χ2 (1, N = 206) = 8.2, p = .004
aLow Back Pain Scenario: Number of inappropriate choices of maintenance care (N = 198)   
 Acceptable 109 (71) 29 (64)
 Unacceptable 44 (29) 16 (36)
χ2 (1, N = 198) = .76, p = .38
aLow Back Pain Scenario: Number of inappropriate referrals (N = 200)   
 Acceptable 136 (88) 37 (82)
 Unacceptable 19 (12 8 (18)
χ2 (1, N = 200) = .91, p = .34   
Preference for Technique System of Analysis (N = 432):   
 Yes 247 (81) 108 (86)
 Don’t know/ No 60 (20) 17 (14)
χ2 (1, N = 432) = 2.14, p = .14
Self-rating of predicted clinical competence (N = 432)   
 Below Average 7 (2) 4 (3)
 Average 76 (25) 32 (25)
 Above Average 177 (58) 63 (50)
 Don’t know 46 (15) 27 (21)
χ2 (3, N= 432) = 3.4, p = .33
  1. athese questions were only submitted to students in years 3, 4 and 5