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Table 2 ANOVA analysis of the primary and secondary outcomes of the abstract with or without funding disclosure and with a positive or negative study outcome

From: The effects of industry funding and positive outcomes in the interpretation of clinical trial results: a randomized trial among Dutch psychiatrists

  Funding (N = 206) No Funding (N = 187) Mean Difference (MD) 95% CI
Credibilitya 4.64 4.76 0.12 −0.28 to 0.47
Clinical relevance 5.30 5.16 0.14 −0.54 to 0.27
Interest in reading the full article 4.51 4.65 0.14 −0.40 to 0.71
Methodological quality (sum score)b 38.65 38.87 0.22 −1.82 to 2.17
  Negative outcome (N = 200) Positive outcome (N = 193) Mean Difference (MD) 95% CI
Credibilitya 5.10 4.29 0.81 0.43 to 1.18
Clinical relevancea 5.16 5.30 0.14 −0.28 to 0.53
Interest in reading the full articlea 4.31 4.85 0.54 0.09 to 1.12
Methodological quality (sum score)b 5,63 5,44 0.19 −3.31 to 0.68
  1. a10-point Likertscale score
  2. bAverage score on a 10-point Likertscale of the seven individual items regarding methodological quality (see Additional file 1: Table S1)