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Table 2 Awareness of physicians regarding of research ethics guidelines: Association between responses and independent factors

From: Knowledge and attitudes of physicians toward research ethics and scientific misconduct in Lebanon

All physicians Yes (%) No (%)
Are you familiar with ethical principles that govern conducting research involving human subjects? 248 (79.5) 64 (20.5)
Are you familiar with ethical principles that govern conducting research involving human subjects?
  Yes (%) No (%)
Gender (p = 0. 15)
 Female 74.8 25.2
 Male 81.8 18.2
Level of Education (p = 0.057)
 M.D. 75.2 24.8
 Masters 84.6 15.4
 Ph.D. 91.2 8.8
  Board certified 93.3 6.7
Professional status (p = 0.000)
 Professor 95.8 4.2
 Associate Professor 100.0 0.0
 Assistant Professor 88.9 11.1
 Senior Lecturer 96.2 3.8
 Clinician 74.3 25.7
 Resident doctors 60.4 39.6
 Research Officers 100.0 0.0
Medical Speciality (p = 0.053)
 Internal Medicine 77.3 22.7
 Obstetrics/ Gynaecology 71.4 28.6
 Paediatric 67.3 32.7
 Surgery 89.4 10.6
 Others 82.6 17.4
Prior research involvement (0.000)
 Yes 88.9 11.1
 No 51.3 48.7
Prior training in research ethics (0.000)
 Yes 91.6 8.4
 No 65.2 34.8