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Table 5 Comparison of path coefficients

From: Quality of medical service, patient satisfaction and loyalty with a focus on interpersonal-based medical service encounters and treatment effectiveness: a cross-sectional multicenter study of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) hospitals

    χ 2 df χ 2
Unlimited Measurement Pattern   1978.18 497 -
Limited Measurement Pattern     
Service Procedure vs Physician (−->) Treatment effectiveness 1985.85 498 7.66*
Facilities and Environment vs Treatment effectiveness (−->) Satisfaction 1994.09 498 15.91*
Treatment effectiveness vs Satisfaction (−->) Loyalty 1978.29 498 0.11
  1. df degree of freedom
  2. *Statistically significant if the constraint model - unconstrained model (df= 1) ≥3.84