Table 3

Results from paired sample t-tests for the medical ethical principles
Pair <a onClick="popup('http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/13/10/mathml/M27','MathML',630,470);return false;" target="_blank" href="http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/13/10/mathml/M27">View MathML</a>diff SD t
Non-maleficence vs Justice .09 .18 4.92∗∗∗
Non-maleficence vs Autonomy .09 .16 5.46∗∗∗
Non-maleficence vs Beneficence .11 .17 6.17∗∗∗
Non-maleficence vs Confidentiality .10 .20 4.75∗∗∗
Non-maleficence vs Truth Telling .13 .18 7.05∗∗∗
Autonomy vs Justice .00 .15 -.07
Autonomy vs Beneficence .01 .16 .83
Autonomy vs Confidentiality .00 .13 .36
Autonomy vs Truth Telling .04 .15 2.41∗
Justice vs Beneficence .01 .15 .96
Justice vs Confidentiality .01 .17 .34
Justice vs Truth Telling .04 .14 2.52∗
Beneficence vs Confidentiality -.01 .17 -.50
Beneficence vs Truth Telling .02 .14 1.52
Confidentiality vs Truth Telling .03 .16 1.88 +

+p < .1, ∗ p < .05, ∗∗ p < .01, ∗∗∗ p < .001.

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