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Table 2 Baseline physicians’ characteristics

From: A consultation training program for physicians for communication about complementary medicine with breast cancer patients: a prospective, multi-center, cluster-randomized, mixed-method pilot study

  Training group (n = 8)
/
Control group (n = 9)
mean ± sda/
mean ± sda median range mean ± sda median range
Number of consultation 10.0 ± 0.0 10 10–10 6.3 ± 4.0 7 1–10
Age 33.4 ± 8.9 30.5 27–55 40.0 ± 8.5 37.0 31–55
Years of professional experience in consultation of cancer patients 5.4 ± 8.9 2.5 0.5–27 11.1 ± 7.4 9.0 4–24
  n (%) n (%)
Female gender 7 (87.5 %) 9 (100 %)
Medical specialist 2 (25.0 %) 7 (77.8 %)
Oncologist
 Completed 0 (0 %) 4 (44.4 %)
 Envisaged 2 (25.0 %) 2 (22.2 %)
Gynecologist
 Completed 2 (25.0 %) 5 (55.6 %)
 Envisaged 5 (62.5 %) 1 (11.1 %)
Other
 Completed 0 (0 %) 1 (11.1 %)
 Envisaged 0 (0 %) 1 (11.1 %)
Experience in CM consultation (yes) 2 (25.0 %) 3 (33.3 %)
Self assessment: “Important to be informed about CM”
 I completely disagree 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
 I rather disagree 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
 I rather agree 3 (37.5 %) 1 (11.1 %)
 I completely agree 5 (62.5 %) 8 (88.9 %)
Self assessment: “I feel confident in a conversation about CM”
 I completely disagree 2 (25.0 %) 2 (22.2 %)
 I rather disagree 5 (62.5 %) 4 (44.4 %)
 I rather agree 1 (12.5 %) 2 (22.2 %)
 I completely agree 0 (0 %) 1 (11.1 %)
Self assessment: “Avoid conversation about CM”
 I completely disagree 1 (12.5 %) 4 (44.4 %)
 I rather disagree 4 (50.0 %) 5 (55.6 %)
 I rather agree 3 (37.5 %) 0 (0 %)
 I completely agree 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
Self-assessment: “I wish patients would deal less with CM”
 I completely disagree 4 (50.0 %) 4 (44.4 %)
 I rather disagree 3 (37.5 %) 4 (44.4 %)
 I rather agree 1 (12.5 %) 1 (11.1 %)
 I completely agree 0 (0 %) 0 (0 %)
  1. astandard deviation