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Table 6 Table of calculated acculturation orientation scores for doctors and patiens. Acculturation orientations (AO) of doctors and patients: highest scores indicate which orientation individuals lean towards the most, but are not completely exclusive of other orientations

From: Effects of individual immigrant attitudes and host culture attitudes on doctor-immigrant patient relationships and communication in Canada

Proximity Score Doctor A Doctor B Doctor C Doctor D Doctor E
 Marginalization 1.61 1.61 1.64 2.41 2.57
 Separation 2.77 2.26 3.64 2.30 2.45
 Assimilation 1.38 1.20 0.61 1.89 1.67
 Integration 2.39 1.74 1.64 1.81 1.59
Proximity Score Patient A Patient B Patient C Patient D Patient E
 Marginalization 1.89 1.81 1.70 1.41 1.70
 Separation 2.41 1.89 2.38 2 2.38
 Assimilation 1.81 2.29 1.78 2 1.78
 Integration 2.31 2.42 2.50 2.82 2.50
  1. As can be seen above, Doctor and Patient A are the only pair who have a combination of acculturation orientations that match to provide consensual relationships as predicted by the health practitioner/health consumer model. The other four doctor/patient pairs show orientation combinations that lead to conflictual/problematic relationships according to the health practitioner/health consumer model