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Table 2 Mean Rating (Round 1) Scores of Principle Domains

From: Differences in opinions of occupational physicians on the required competencies by field of practice: results of an international Delphi study

  Mean Scores
Rating Score Principle Domains All Physician Manager/Physician Academic/Physician Trainee
1 General Principles of assessment & Management of Occupational Hazards to Health 4.32 ± 0.45 4.32 ± 0.46 4.28 ± 0.47 4.32 ± 0.43 4.64 ± 0.36
2 Assessment of disability and fitness for work 4.16 ± 0.23 4.20 ± 0.22 4.14 ± 0.31 4.02 ± 0.27 4.43 ± 0.33
3 Health Promotion 3.75 ± 0.21 3.72 ± 0.17 3.78 ± 0.30 3.93 ± 0.28 3.67 ± 0.29
4 Ethical and Legal issues 4.39 ± 0.28 4.38 ± 0.29 4.41 ± 0.28 4.38 ± 0.26 4.50 ± 0.21
5 Clinical Governance/Clinical Improvement 4.20 ± 0.19 4.20 ± 0.19 4.16 ± 0.27 4.27 ± 0.18 4.00 ± 0.36
6 Communication skills 4.34 ± 0.27 4.35 ± 0.27 4.35 ± 0.30 4.27 ± 0.28 4.46 ± 0.19
7 Team working and leadership skills 4.22 ± 0.13 4.22 ± 0.14 4.25 ± 0.09 4.10 ± 0.14 4.33 ± 0.16
8 Management skills 3.94 ± 0.20 3.89 ± 0.19 4.06 ± 0.26 3.94 ± 0.26 4.21 ± 0.34
9 Environmental Issues Related to Work Practice 3.97 ± 0.12 3.94 ± 0.21 3.99 ± 0.11 3.98 ± 0.19 4.20 ± 0.28
10 Teaching & Educational Supervision 3.80 ± 0.09 3.77 ± 0.08 3.78 ± 0.14 3.88 ± 0.10 4.19 ± 0.37
11 Good Clinical Care 4.56 ± 0.20 4.55 ± 0.20 4.63 ± 0.16 4.54 ± 0.24 4.48 ± 0.21
12 Research methods 3.89 ± 0.29 3.87 ± 0.27 3.81 ± 0.37 4.01 ± 0.30 4.25 ± 0.35
  1. Bold items indicate the highest rated principle domain