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Table 5 Total attitude 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 = 0.190 0.081 r = 0.080 0.625 r = 0.094 0.298
Gender
 Male 9.65 0.156 7.70 0.584 9.06 0.593
 Female 9.25 8.15   8.87
Education
 Resident 9.29 0.310 7.56 0.917 8.90 0.913
 Specialist (registrar) 9.58 7.88   9.07
 Consultant 9.72 7.96   9.03
Saudi 9.56 0.421 7.85 No comparison 8.99 0.819
Non-Saudi 9.17 0.0a 9.17
Current work country
 Inside KSA 9.47 0.092 7.85 No comparison 8.91 0.070
 Outside KSA 10.00 0.0a 10.00
Region
 Riyadh 9.60 0.430 8.13 0.380 9.18 0.120
 Outside Riyadh 9.39 7.44   8.64
Place of work
 University 9.78 0.412 8.00 0.161 9.37 0.198
 General hospital 9.55 7.00   8.68
 Psychiatric hospital 9.36 0.0a   9.36
 Primary care center 0.0a 8.59   8.59
My knowledge about ECT
 Minimal 8.92 0.116 7.57 0.216 7.98 0.0001
 Medium 9.65 8.25   9.45
 High level 9.64 10.50   9.70
Have you ever worked in an ECT-utilizing department?
 Yes 9.70 0.001 9.00 0.205 9.65 0.0001
 No 8.62 7.65   7.92
Is there any ECT-treated person in your family or among your acquaintances?
 Yes 10.00 0.123 6.50 0.420 9.13 0.842
 No 9.50 7.92   8.99
Do you have a psychiatric illness in your family or in your acquaintances?
 Yes 9.77 0.116 7.17 0.242 9.11 0.615
 No 9.37 8.14   8.94  
I would consent to receive ECT in case I was in a psychotic depressive condition
 Yes 9.60 0.259 7.78 0.839 9.16 0.146
 No 9.21 7.94   8.52
  1. aNot included in the analysis