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Table 4 Differences in recent medical graduates’ mean (SD) scores on the importance of OSA and confidence in identifying and managing patients with OSA by university ownership

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

Attitude items University
Private Public p*
N = 51 N = 214
mean (SD) mean (SD)
Importance of OSA as a clinical disorder 3.3 (0.7) 3.4 (0.8) 0.829
Important to identify patients with OSA 3.2 (0.8) 3.4 (0.8) 0.211
Importance subscale score 3.3 (0.7) 3.4 (0.7) 0.415
Confident identifying at-risk patients 3.5 (1.1) 3.5 (0.9) 0.697
Confident managing patients with OSA 3.5 (0.9) 3.2 (1.0) 0.085
Confident managing patients on CPAP 2.9 (1.1) 2.8 (1.0) 0.484
Confidence subscale score 3.5 (0.8) 3.3 (0.9) 0.147
  1. *Tests of significance were one-way analyses of variance