Table 4.

Concordance and Perceived Similarity Effects on Outcome Measures (N = 214 Patients)

Patient InvolvementPatient TrustPatient SatisfactionLikely to Adhere
FeatureEstimate (SE)PEstimate (SE)PEstimate (SE)PEstimate (SE)P
HS = high school; ref = referent.
a The significance of this effect may in part be a statistical artifact, since the bivariate relationship between patient age and intent to adhere was not significant.
Doctor race = black (ref = white)−0.69 (1.08).522.30 (2.15).293.15 (1.59).0491.26 (3.11).72
Doctor race=Asian (ref=white)0.10 (1.10).93−5.28 (2.25).02−0.01 (1.70).991.18 (3.25).69
Doctor age0.06 (0.05).22−0.03 (0.10).790.11 (0.07).120.27 (0.15).062
Race discordant=black/Hispanic patient (ref=race concordant)0.24 (1.01).81−2.10 (2.37).38−1.54(1.96).434.74 (3.42).17
Race discordant=white patient (ref=race concordant)1.82 (1.16).12−2.93 (2.69).120.59 (2.20).792.45 (3.89).53
Sexual concordance0.34 (0.72).64−0.18 (1.54).911.99 (1.19).09−1.91 (2.23).39
Patient age0.04 (0.03).16−0.08 (0.06).200.06 (0.05).21−0.21 (0.09).02a
Patient sex (ref = female)−1.25 (0.77).10−3.26 (1.67).06−1.04 (1.35).44−3.05 (2.46).22
Patient education (<HS, HS, some college, college graduate)0.69 (0.35).052−0.77 (0.82).35−0.51 (0.68).450.02 (1.19).99
Number of previous visits−0.56 (0.30).0611.49 (0.66).0260.18 (0.52).721.15 (0.95).23
Physicians’ patient-centered communication0.35 (0.05).0000.22 (0.10).0280.20 (0.08).010.39 (0.14).007
Perceived personal similarity to the physician0.00 (0.03).880.19 (0.06).0020.18 (0.05).0010.31 (0.09).001
Perceived ethnic similarity to the physician−0.00 (0.01).910.01 (0.03).80−0.03 (0.03).350.00 (0.05).93