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Table 3 Differences between recent graduates and physicians in practice in mean (SD) scores on the importance of OSA and confidence in identifying and managing patients with OSA

From: Obstructive sleep apnea knowledge and attitudes among recent medical graduates training in Ecuador

Attitude items Total Recent graduates Physicians in practice p*
N = 632 N = 265 N = 367
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Importance of OSA as a clinical disorder 3.7 (0.9) 3.4 (0.8) 3.9 (0.8) < 0.001
Important to identify patients with OSA 3.7 (0.9) 3.4 (0.8) 3.9 (0.8) < 0.001
Importance subscale score 3.7 (0.8) 3.4 (0.7) 3.9 (0.8) < 0.001
Confident identifying at-risk patients 3.6 (1.0) 3.5 (0.9) 3.7 (1.0) 0.024
Confident managing patients with OSA 3.1 (1.1) 3.3 (1.0) 2.9 (1.1) < 0.001
Confident managing patients on CPAP 2.7 (1.1) 2.8 (1.0) 2.5 (1.1) < 0.01
Confidence subscale score 3.2 (0.9) 3.3 (0.9) 3.0 (0.9) < 0.001
  1. *Tests of significance were one-way analyses of variance