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Table 2 Reasons for Neurology being perceived as a difficult subject

From: Neurophobia among medical students and non-specialist doctors in Sri Lanka

  Mean Score (±SD)
  Medical Students Non-specialist Doctors
The need to know basic neuro-anatomy 3.05 (±1.04) 3.15 (±0.91)
Being a complex subject 2.79 (±1.02) 2.67 (±1.00)
Having a complex clinical examination 2.69 (±1.04) 2.98 (±0.78)
Having large number of complex and rare diagnosis 2.60 (±1.09) 2.57 (±0.92)
Not having enough teaching time 2.57 (±1.12) 2.23 (±1.19)
Being poorly taught 2.20 (±1.19) 2.13 (±1.22)
Having a reputation of being difficult 2.14 (±1.16) 1.71 (±0.99)
Not having definitive curative treatment in most instances 1.93 (±1.14) 1.77 (±1.12)