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Table 2 Self-reported confidence (n = 252)

From: Medical students’ awareness of health issues, attitudes, and confidence about caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients: a cross-sectional survey

Part A ‘Please rate from very unconfident to very confident’ Median (Q1−Q3)
How confident do you feel clarifying unfamiliar sexual or gender terms used by patients?a 3 (2–4)
How confident do you feel taking a social history from a patient? 4 (4–5)
How confident do you feel taking a social history from an LGB&T patient?a 4 (3–4)
How confident do you feel taking a sexual history from a patient? 4 (3–4)
How confident do you feel taking a sexual history from an LGB&T patient?a 4 (3–4)
In a situation where domestic violence would be considered a possibility, how confident do you feel discussing this with a patient? 2 (2–3)
In a situation where domestic violence would be considered a possibility, how confident do you feel discussing this with an LGB&T patient?a 2 (2–3)
How confident do you feel deciding which ward (e.g. male/female ward) a transgender patient should be nursed?a 2 (2–4)
How confident do you feel knowing where to look in order to find information about LGB&T-specific health services in your area?a 2 (2–3)
Part B
Statement
Median (Q1−Q3) Kruskal-Wallis H
“I would be comfortable at my stage of medical school education asking a patient about their sexual orientation if I thought it was relevant or necessary” Year 1 4 (3–4)
Year 2 4 (3.5–4)
Year 3 4 (4–4)
Year 4 4 (4–5)
Year 5 4.5 (4–5)
(H (4)=26.999, p = 0.001)
“I would be comfortable at my stage of medical school education asking a patient about their gender identity if I thought it was relevant or necessary” Year 1 4 (3–4)
Year 2 4 (3–4)
Year 3 4 (3–4)
Year 4 4 (3–5)
Year 5 4 (4–4)
(H (4)=5.989, p = 0.2) (NS)
  1. Part A: Questions scored 1–5; 1 (Very unconfident), 2 (Unconfident) 3 (Neither unconfident nor confident), 4 (Confident), 5 (Very confident). aTaken from Parameshwaran et al. [12]
  2. Part B: Questions are scored from 1 to 5; 1 (Strongly disagree), 2 (Disagree), 3 (Neutral), 4 (Agree), 5 (Strongly agree). NS- Not significant