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Table 1 The N-GAMS scale, also showing items excluded*, scored in reverse_R and added to original scale_A

From: Comparing gender awareness in Dutch and Swedish first-year medical students - results from a questionaire

GS, Gender sensitivity (excluded items*, items scored in reverse_R)
GS1_R addressing differences between men and women creates inequity in health care*
GS2 physicians' knowledge of gender differences in illness and health increases quality of care*
GS3_R physicians should only address biological differences between men and women
GS4_R in non-sex-specific health disorders the sex/gender of the patient is irrelevant
GS5_R a physician should confine as much as possible to biomedical aspects of health complaints of men and women
GS6_R physicians do not need to know what happens in the lives of men and women to be able to deliver medical care*
GS7_R differences between male and female physicians are too small to be relevant
GS8_R especially because men and women are different, physicians should treat everybody the same
GS9_R physicians who address gender differences are not dealing with the important issues
GS10_R in communicating with patients it does not matter to a physician whether the patients are men or women
GS11_R in communicating with patients it does not matter whether the physician is a man or a woman
GS12_R differences between male and female patients are so small that physicians can hardly take them into account
GS13 for effective treatment, physicians should address gender differences in etiology and consequences of disease*
GS14_R it is not necessary to consider gender differences in presentation of complaints*
GRIP, Gender role ideology towards patients (excluded item*)
GRIP1 male patients better understand physicians' measures than female patients
GRIP2 female patients compared to male patients have unreasonable expectations of physicians
GRIP3 women more frequently than men want to discuss problems with physicians that do not belong in the consultation room
GRIP4 women expect too much emotional support from physicians
GRIP5 male patients are less demanding than female patients
GRIP6 women are larger consumers of health care than is actually needed
GRIP7 men do not go to a physician for harmless health problems
GRIP8 medically unexplained symptoms develop in women because they lament too much about their health
GRIP9 female patients complain about their health because they need more attention than male patients
GRIP10 it is easier to find causes of health complaints in men because men communicate in a direct way
GRIP11 men appeal to health care more often with problems they should have prevented*
GRID, Gender role ideology towards doctors (excluded item*, item added _A)
GRID1 male physicians put too much emphasis on technical aspects of medicine compared to female physicians
GRID2 female physicians extend their consultations too much compared to male physicians
GRID3 male physicians are more efficient than female physicians
GRID4 female physicians are more empathic than male physicians
GRID5 female physicians needlessly take into account how a patient experiences disease
GRID6 male physicians are better able to deal with the work than female physicians*
GRID7 female physicians are too emotionally involved with their patients
GRID8_A compared to female physicians, male physicians are too hurried in their consultations
  1. *items removed during factor analysis due to low factor loading.
  2. _R items scored in reverse, i.e. the more you agree, the lower your gender sensitivity score.
  3. _A item added to the original N-GAMS scale to achieve an equal number of statements about male and female doctors.