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Table 5 Results of Wilcoxon signed ranks tests for ‘Academic/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 NS ** *** ** ***
Assessment of disability & fitness for work
4.20 ± 0.22
    NS NS NS NS NS NS * NS NS
Environmental Issues Related to Work Practice
3.94 ± 0.21
    NS * *** ** *** NS NS NS NS
Health Promotion
3.72 ± 0.17
     * *** *** *** 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
        NS * *** *** ***
Team working & leadership
4.22 ± 0.14
          *** NS **
Teaching & Educational Supervision
3.77 ± 0.08
           NS NS
Research methods
3.87 ± 0.27
            
Management skills
3.89 ± 0.19
            
  1. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; alternative = “greater”; row item higher versus column