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Table 3 Present and future behaviors concerning “screening” spiritual history

From: The spiritual history in outpatient practice: attitudes and practices of health professionals in the Adventist Health System

  Physicians Mid-level Practitioners Nurses, Other Health Professionals & Staff
(n = 427) (n = 93) (n = 217)
% (n) % (n) % (n)
How often do you currently take a screening spiritual history?
 Never or rarely 55.1 (233) 55.0 (50) 70.3 (147) **
 Sometimes 27.9 (118) 29.7 (27) 18.2 (38)
 Often 10.4 (44) 8.8 (8) 4.8 (10)
 Very often or always 6.6 (28) 6.6 (6) 6.7 (14)
Willing to do a spiritual history?
 No, never 0.7 (3) 1.1 (1) 0.5 (1)
 No, but not opposed 9.2 (39) 4.3 (4) 9.0 (19)
 No, could be convinced 5.0 (21) 1.1 (1) 3.8 (8)
 Yes, sometimes 51.0 (215) 45.2 (42) 48.8 (103)
 Yes, often or very often 34.1 (144) 48.4 (45) 37.9 (80)
Willing to review results of the spiritual history?
 No, never 0.6 (2) 1.1 (1) 0.5 (1)
 No, but not opposed 8.0 (28) 2.3 (2) 8.2 (16)
 No, could be convinced 4.6 (16) 0.0 (0) 5.6 (11)
 Yes, sometimes 45.6 (159) 44.2 (38) 44.6 (87)
 Yes, often or very often 41.3 (144) 52.3 (45) 41.0 (80)
  1. **p < 0.01 (chi-square)