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Table 4 Indices of bioethics awareness and Medico-legal awareness scores (mean, SD) among Omani physicians by selected socio-demographic and professional characteristics, Oman, 2016

From: Development and validation of an instrument to measure physician awareness of bioethics and medical law in Oman

Characteristics Bioethics awareness (practice of bioethics and incentive related bioethics subscales) Medico-legal awareness subscale
  Mean (SD) P value Mean (SD) P value
Overall 27.6 (3.5)   10.1 (2.1)  
Gender   0.72   0.15
Male 27.7 (3.9)   10.2 (2.0)  
Female 27.5 (2.9)   9.4 (2.1)  
Age   0.001   0.67
25 to 30 26.6 (3.7)   9.9 (1.8)  
31 to 40 28.3 (3.1)   10.3 (2.2)  
Above 40 28.5 (3.0)   9.9 (2.3)  
Rank designation   0.001   0.86
Senior House Officer 26.7 (3.7)   10.0 (1.8)  
Registrar 28.9 (2.6)   10.1 (2.5)  
Consultant 28.0 (3.4)   10.2 (1.9)  
Experience (years)   0.002   0.83
Less than 5 26.7 (3.8)   10.1 (1.8)  
5 to 10 27.0 (2.9)   9.9 (2.1)  
Above 10 28.8 (2.9)   10.1 (2.3)  
Specialty   0.35   0.85
Surgical 27.2 (4.1)   10.0 (2.2)  
Medical 27.8 (3.1)   10.1 (2.0)  
Place of studying medicine   0.001   0.43
Oman 26.8 (3.7)   10.1 (1.8)  
Elsewhere 28.6 (2.8)   9.9 (2.3)  
Regularly work with patients   0.008   0.02
No 27.7 (2.1)   12.5 (1.2)  
Yes 27.1 (3.5)   10.0 (2.1)