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Table 3 Results for Questions 2 to 18 with the statement and the number of responses with percentage response in brackets.

From: An investigation into how the European Working Time Directive has affected anaesthetic training

Question Number Question Number of responses Response to Question
    Much Worse Worse No Change Improved Much Improved
2 How has the EWTD affected your training? 71 10 (14.1%) 41 (57.7%) 19 (26.8%) 1 (1.4%) 0
3 How onerous is the new rota, compared to the old one? 70 10 (14.3%) 35 (50.0%) 10 (14.3%) 14 (20.0%) 1 (1.4%)
4 How has the change in rota made attaining the competencies you require? 71 10 (14.1%) 36 (50.7%) 23 (32.4%) 2 (2.8%) 0
5 How has the change in rota affected your ability to attend departmental educational meetings? 71 16 (22.5%) 35 (49.3%) 18 (25.4%) 2 (2.8%) 0
6 If you are Pre FRCA – How has the new rota affected your ability to attend the FRCA course? 23 1 (4.3%) 9 (39.1%) 13 (56.5%) 0 0
7 How has the change in rota made obtaining annual and study leave? 71 6 (8.5%) 25 (35.2%) 38 (53.5%) 2 (2.8%) 0
    Much Less Less No Change More Much More
8 How has the new rota affected how much contact you have with consultants? 71 12 (16.9%) 32 (45.1%) 22 (31.0%) 3 (4.2%) 2 (2.8%)
9 How has the new rota affected the number of training opportunities you have? 68 9 (13.2%) 43 (63.2%) 12 (17.5%) 4 (5.9%) 0
10 How has the new rota affected the number of anaesthetics you give with a consultant? 71 12 (16.9%) 39 (54.9%) 12 (16.9%) 6 (8.5%) 2 (2.8%)
11 How has the new rota affected the number of anaesthetics you give on your own? 67 5 (7.5%) 22 (32.8%) 18 (26.9%) 20 (29.9%) 2 (3.0%)
12 How are you enjoying the new shift rota? 70 30 (42.9%) 18 (25.7%) 12 (17.1%) 10 (14.3%) 0
    Strongly Disagree Disagree Uncertain Agree Strongly Agree
13 Would recommend anaesthesia as a career to a medical student? 71 0 3 (4.2%) 16 (22.5%) 32 (45.1%) 20 (28.2%)
14 On call rooms should still be available at night even though you are doing full shifts. 73 0 1 (1.4%) 2 (2.7%) 10 (13.7%) 60 (82.2%)
15 Your training could be improved. 70 0 1 (1.4%) 17 (24.3%) 34 (48.6%) 18 (25.7%)
    Much Worse Worse No Change Better Much Better
16 How do you think the EWTD rotas are going to affect the readiness of SpRs to take up a consultant post after 5 years of SpR training? 70 8 (11.4%) 44 (62.9%) 18 (25.7%) 0 0
17 How has the new rota affected your quality of life outside work? 73 21 (28.8%) 30 (41.1%) 11 (15.1%) 9 (12.3%) 2 (2.7%)
18 How do you think the new rota has affected your functioning as a doctor? 70 7 (10.0%) 20 (28.6%) 33 (47.1%) 9 (12.9%) 1 (1.4%)