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Table 2 Factors affecting clinical examination as perceived by students

From: The influence of gender on clinical examination skills of medical students in Jordan: a cross-sectional study

 All n (%)Female n (%)Male n (%)
Has a patient of the other sex refused to have you present during a clinical examination?
 Always1 (1)1 (1)0 (0)
 Never19 (10)9 (10)10 (10)
 Rarely91 (48)47 (53)44 (44)
 Sometimes77 (41)32 (36)45 (46)
 Total188 (100)89 (100)99 (100)
How does your gender affect your learning experience?
 Does not at all107 (57)57 (64)50 (51)
 Negatively34 (18)14 (16)20 (20)
 Positively47 (25)18 (20)29 (29)
 Total188 (100)89 (100)99 (100)
Which of the following have impacted your clinical examination of the other sex?
 Examining a patient from another sex may lead to misunderstanding36 (11)13 (9)23 (13)
 Examining a patient from another sex may make you shy/embarrassed77 (23)40 (27)37 (20)
 Lack of privacy of patients’ rooms in Jordan68 (20)27 (18)41 (23)
 Cultural and religious traditions116 (35)50 (33)66 (36)
 None of the above35 (11)20 (13)15 (8)
 Total332 (100)150 (100)182 (100)
Do you feel supported by your supervisor to conduct intimate clinical examinations?
 Always44 (23)28 (32)16 (16)
 Never18 (10)3 (3)15 (15)
 Rarely53 (28)17 (19)36 (36)
 Sometimes73 (39)41 (46)32 (32)
 Total188 (100)89 (100)99 (100)
Has a patient refused ever to give you a consent for doing an intimate clinical examination?
 No44 (23)18 (20)26 (26)
 Yes144 (77)71 (80)73 (74)
 Total188 (100)89 (100)99 (100)
If you answered the last question with “yes” was the patient who refused of the other sex?
 No40 (28)18 (25.4)22 (30)
 Yes103 (72)52 (73.2)51 (70)
 Missing1 (0)1 (1.4)0 (0)
 Total144 (100)71 (100)73 (100)