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Table 4 Gender differences: professionalism rating

From: The professionalism disconnect: do entering residents identify yet participate in unprofessional behaviors?

Q11 Behaviors Professionalism rating
Unprofessional (1-2) Neutral (3) Professional (4-5) p-value
Female Male Female Male Female Male
Women health care providers wearing clothing which reveals exposed midriff, cleavage or thighs 97.37% 90.87% 1.32% 7.31% 1.32% 1.83% .0423
Men/women health care providers wearing wrinkled shirts or pants, tennis shoes, cargo pants 91.45% 84.47% 7.89% 12.79% 0.66% 2.74% .0334
Blocking" admissions you think are inappropriate 62.67% 46.79% 26.67% 31.65% 10.67% 21.56% .0009
Celebrating a "blocked" admission 91.39% 84.40% 7.95% 13.76% 0.66% 1.83% .0456
“Friending” a patient on Facebook 96.05% 88.13% 3.29% 10.96% 0.66% 0.91% .0152
Having non-medical/personal conversation in a patient corridor (e.g. discussing evening plans) 56.58% 45.41% 34.87% 42.66% 8.55% 11.93% .0405
Treating staff, technicians, coordinators, etc. differently than physicians 93.42% 84.02% 5.92% 12.79% 0.66% 3.20% .0055
Encouraging a student to state that they are a doctor to expedite patient care 98.01% 93.12% 1.32% 5.05% 0.66% 1.83% .0504
Staying past shift limits to complete a patient care task which could have been signed out 53.64% 42.20% 34.44% 40.37% 11.92% 17.43% .0266
Writing or calling in a prescription for self 90.07% 81.65% 7.95% 15.14% 1.99% 3.21% .0417
Accepting a gift from a patient worth > $25 86.75% 75.46% 13.25% 21.76% 0.00% 2.78% .0032
Dating an attending on another service 65.13% 47.49% 31.58% 45.21% 3.29% 7.31% .0007
Dating a supervising attending 95.39% 82.65% 3.95% 15.98% 0.66% 1.37% .0006
Having coffee, lunch or a drink with a patient 79.61% 60.55% 19.08% 33.49% 1.32% 5.96% < .0001