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Table 4 Study Participant Baseline Characteristics (continued). Absolute Numbers and Value Percentages in Likert Scale.

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

Characteristic Very poor Poor Acceptable Good Very good
  Intervention/Control Intervention/Control Intervention/Control Intervention/Control Intervention/Control
Support by the Palliative Team in the area * 7 (8) 3 (4) 1 (12) 6 (7) 15 (18) 9 (11) 22 (27) 25 (30) 27 (33) 27 (33)
Level of Medical English (reading) 7 (8) 4 (5) 17 (21) 16 (19) 29 (35) 37 (45) 21 (26) 23 (28) 8 (10) 2 (2)
Confidence in symptom management for advanced cancer patients requiring palliative care 0 0 12 (15) 14 (17) 41 (50) 43 (52) 28 (34) 23 (28) 1 (1) 2 (2)
Confidence in communication with advanced cancer patients about disease diagnosis and prognosis 1 (1) 1 (1) 12 (15) 10 (12) 36 (44) 36 (44) 32 (39) 29 (35) 1 (1) 6 (7)
  Highly disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Highly agree
Opinion about "Palliative care for advanced cancer patients should be part of care offered by the primary care team." 0 1 (1) 3 (4) 2 (2) 0 1 (1) 43 (52) 26 (32) 36 (44) 52 (63)
  1. Continuation of baseline characteristics of the study population
  2. 10 (12%) in the intervention group and 12 (15%) in the control group stated there is no Palliative Care Team in their area.