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Table 1 Demographic data of participants in the test-retest (N = 195). Distribution of gender, profession, age, and former experience with communication training in the four participating departments and in total

From: Development and validation of a self-efficacy questionnaire (SE-12) measuring the clinical communication skills of health care professionals

  Trained groupa Not trained group  
Department Gastrointestinal
n = 34
Orthopedics
n = 64
Oncology
n = 75
Orthopedics
n = 22
Total
n = 195
Gender      
 Male n (%) 4 (11.8) 11 (17.2) 6 (8.0) 13 (59.1) 34 (17.4)
 Female 30 (88.2) 53 (82.8) 69 (92.0) 9 (40.9) 161 (82.6)
Age groups      
 Mean (range) (y) 45 (28–61) 45 (26–62) 47 (25–59) 45 (27–65) 46 (25–65)
Profession, n (%)      
 Physician, specialist 4 (11.76) 12 (18.75) 4 (5.33) 9 (40.91) 29 (14.9)
 Physician, non-specialist 2 (5.88) 3 (4.69) 9 (12.00) 5 (22.73) 19 (9.7)
 Nurses 25 (73.53) 47 (73.44) 56 (74.67) 7 (31.82) 135 (69.2)
 Nursing assistants 2 (5.88) 0 (0.00) 5 (6.67) 1 (4.55) 8 (4.1)
 Others 1 (2.94) 2 (3.13) 1 (1.33) 0 (0.00) 4 (2.1)
Previously participated in communication courses n (%) 29 (85.3) 52 (81.3) 31 (41.3) 10 (45.5) 122 (62.6)
  1. aDepartments that previously participated in the communication skills training course conducted by The Danish Medical Association