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Table 3 Students’ delivery of a needs supportive communication style and the SDT-based communication strategies during the audio-recorded simulated physical activity counselling session

From: Evaluating the effects of behavior change training on the knowledge, confidence and skills of sport and exercise science students

Measure Median (IQR; min-max)
Health Care Climate Questionnaire total [1 “not at all well’ to 7 “very well”] 5.0 (1.2; 1.7–6.7)
Modified CERT scale total [1 “not at all well’ to 7 “very well”] 4.7 (1.4; 2.1–6.3)
1. Open questions [1–7] 6.0 (1.5; 3.0–7.0)
2. Staying silent [1–7] 5.0 (1.5; 3.0–7.0)
3. Summaries [1–7] 6.0 (1.5; 1.0–6.0)
4. Reflection [1–7] 4.0 (1.5; 2.0–6.0)
5. Asking permission [1–7] 5.0 (1.5; 1.0–6.0)
6. Providing a meaningful rationale [1–7] 4.0 (2.5; 1.0–6.0)
7. Opportunities for client input/choice [1–7] 5.0 (2.0; 4.0–7.0)
8. Autonomy supportive language [1–7] 5.0 (1.5; 2.0–6.0)
9. Goal setting [1–7] 4.0 (2.5; 2.0–7.0)
10. Barrier identification [1–7] 5.0 (2.0; 2.0–6.0)
11. Solution identification [1–7] 5.0 (2.0; 1.0–7.0)