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Table 1 Physician’s self-evaluation regarding interest in family medicine and certain professional skills

From: Impact on core values of family medicine from a 2-year Master’s programme in Gezira, Sudan: observational study

Question All (N = 188) All (N = 110) Males (N = 43) Females (N = 67)
Before After P value Before After P value Before After P value
Physician’s interest in family medicine
 Not/Little/Somewhat 23.4 16.8 7.3 < 0.001 16.7 7.0 0.022 16.9 7.6 0.002
 Much 43.1 44.9 28.4 35.7 18.6 50.8 34.8
 Very much 33.5 38.3 64.2 47.6 74.4 32.3 57.6
Self-evaluation regarding caring about patient’s psychosocial aspects
 Yes 45.7 49.5 74.8 0.001 48.8 73.8 0.056 50.0 75.4 0.001
 Sometimes 42.5 39.0 17.8 36.6 23.8 40.6 13.8
 No 11.8 11.4 7.5 14.6 2.4 9.4 10.8
Practicing health promotion at the community level
 Yes 17.3 21.5 82.5 < 0.001 33.3 86.2 < 0.001 15.0 80.4 < 0.001
 Sometimes 3.2 2.2 2.5 3.0 3.4 1.7 2.0
 No 79.5 76.3 15.0 63.6 10.3 83.3 17.6
Physicians’ satisfaction regarding the communication with local community
 Not/Little/Somewhat 44.9 38.8 24.8 < 0.001 26.8 11.6 0.077 46.8 33.3 0.001
 Much 39.3 42.7 29.4 39.0 27.9 45.2 30.3
 Very much 15.8 18.4 45.9 34.1 60.5 8.1 36.4
Confidence as a health team leader
 Very confident 16.8 19.2 35.5 0.008 26.8 41.9 0.378 14.3 31.3 0.018
 Confident 54.1 53.8 52.7 48.8 48.8 57.1 55.2
 Not fully confident/Uncertain/Not able 29.1 26.9 11.8 24.4 9.3 28.6 13.4
Physicians’ satisfaction regarding the communication with other employees
 Not/Little/Somewhat 36.1 36.9 16.5 < 0.001 26.8 14.0 0.015 43.5 18.2 < 0.001
 Much 41.5 43.7 33.0 51.2 34.9 38.7 31.8
 Very much 22.4 19.4 50.5 22.0 51.2 17.7 50.0
  1. Data compares before and after GFMP by gender including candidates who answered both before and after questionnaires (N = 110) and from all who participated in the before questionnaire (N = 188). All numbers are column distribution percentages. P-values from McNemar-Bowker tests