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Table 3 Study Participant Characteristics

From: Effects of online palliative care training on knowledge, attitude and satisfaction of primary care physicians

CHARACTERISTIC INTERVENTION (N = 82) CONTROL (N = 82)
  M (SD) M (SD)
Age 48 (6) 47 (6)
Years working in primary care 20 (6.4) 18 (6.6)
Test of previous knowledge (maximum score: 33) ¶ 20.3 (3.3) 19.9 (2.6)
Gender n (%) n (%)
Male 38 (46) 36 (44)
Female 44 (54) 46 (56)
Employment status Full time 70 (85) 70 (86)
Temporary 12 (15) 12 (14)
Medical Residency Training 58 (71) 55 (65)
Specialty   
- Family Medicine 77 (94)§ 75 (91)*
-Others 0 1 (1)
-None 5 (6) 6 (7)
Completion of any educational activity regarding palliative care during the last 5 years 64 (78) 59 (70)
No. of palliative care patients seen per year   
0-1 4 (5) 2 (2)
2-4 55 (67) 52 (63)
5-10 22 (27) 22 (27)
>10 1 (1) 6 (7)
  1. Baseline characteristics of the participants included in the study
  2. ¶ refers to 79 participants in the intervention group and 72 in the control group; § 3 participants had another specialty besides Family Medicine (Gastroenterology 1, Haematology 1, Nephrology 1); * 5 participants had another specialty besides Family Medicine (1 Psychology, 2 Internal Medicine, 1 Nephrology and Public Health, 1 Psychiatry).