Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 4 Total knowledge score

From: Knowledge of and attitudes towards electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) among psychiatrists and family physicians in Saudi Arabia

Item Psychiatrists (mean) P value Family physicians (mean) P value All P value
Age r = 0.140 0.203 r = −0.220 0.173 r = −0.007 0.936
Gender
 Male 8.18 0.469 6.22 0.605 7.58 0.302
 Female 7.96 6.00 7.27
Education
 Resident 7.87 0.398 6.00 0.497 7.45 0.551
 Specialist (registrar) 8.26 6.63 7.78
 Consultant 8.25 6.04 7.39
Saudi 8.06 0.146 6.15 No comparison 7.43  
Non-Saudi 8.83   0.0a 8.83 0.029
Current work country
 Inside KSA 8.05 0.195 6.15 No comparison 7.40 0.018
 Outside KSA 8.60 0.0a   8.60
Region
 Riyadh 8.03 0.353 6.38 0.167 7.56 0.491
 Outside Riyadh 8.31 5.81 7.36
Place of work  
 University 8.13 0.955 6.29 0.915 7.70 0.0001
 General hospital 8.16 6.19 7.49
 Psychiatric hospital 8.07 0.0a 8.07
 Primary care center 0.0a 6.06 6.06
My knowledge about ECT
 Minimal 7.85 0.360 6.00 0.226 6.56 0.0001
 Medium 8.04 6.38 7.80
 High level 8.40 7.50 8.33
Have you ever worked in an ECT-utilizing department?
 Yes 8.21 0.117 5.67 0.311 8.01 0.0001
 No 7.62 6.24 6.62
Is there any ECT-treated person in your family or among your acquaintances?
 Yes 8.67 0.266 5.50 0.458 7.88 0.472
 No 8.08 6.18 7.47
Do you have a psychiatric illness in your family or in your acquaintances?
 Yes 8.26 0.390 6.08 0.829 7.70 0.242
 No 8.02 6.18 7.37
I would consent to receive ECT in case I was in a psychotic depressive condition
 Yes 8.19 0.190 6.35 0.250 7.75 0.001
 No 7.71 5.88 6.71
  1. aNot included in the analysis