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Table 3 Results of Wilcoxon signed ranks tests for ‘Physician’ group with mean scores of principle domains indicated

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

Principle Domains Good Clinical Care General Principles of assessment & Management of Occup Health Hazards Assessment of disability & fitness for work Environ Issues Related to Work Practice Health Promotion Ethical & Legal issues Clinical Governance & Improvement Communication skills Team working & leadership Teaching & Educational Supervision Research methods Management skills
4.55 ± 0.20 4.32 ± 0.46 4.20 ± 0.22 3.94 ± 0.21 3.72 ± 0.17 4.38 ± 0.29 4.20 ± 0.19 4.35 ± 0.27 4.22 ± 0.14 3.77 ± 0.08 3.87 ± 0.27 3.89 ± 0.19
Good Clinical Care
4.55 ± 0.20
  *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
General Principles of assessment & Management of Occup Health Hazards
4.32 ± 0.46
   ** *** *** NS ** NS * *** *** ***
Assessment of disability & fitness for work
4.20 ± 0.22
    *** *** NS NS NS NS *** *** ***
Environmental Issues Related to Work Practice
3.94 ± 0.21
     *** NS NS NS NS ** NS NS
Health Promotion
3.72 ± 0.17
      NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Ethical and Legal issues
4.38 ± 0.29
       *** NS *** *** *** ***
Clinical Governance & Improvement
4.20 ± 0.19
        NS NS *** *** ***
Communication skills
4.35 ± 0.27
         *** *** *** ***
Team working &leadership
4.22 ± 0.14
          *** *** ***
Teaching & Educational Supervision
3.77 ± 0.08
           NS NS
Research methods
3.87 ± 0.27
            NS
Management skills
3.89 ± 0.19
            
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; alternative = “greater”; row item higher versus column