Table 1

Participant characteristics

Surgical NP (n=50)Family medicine NP (n=54)Surgical PA (n=16)Family medicine PA (n=52)Surgeon (n=50)Family medicine physician (n=50)
Gender
 Male20.0%14.8%50.0%38.5%80.0%68.0%
 Female78.0%85.2%50.0%59.6%16.0%32.0%
 Prefer not to say2.0%0.0%0.0%1.9%4.0%0.0%
Years in practice
 Mean
 (95% CI)
12.94
(10.45 to 15.43)
11.43
(9.22 to 13.63)
11.13
(5.97 to 16.28)
10.85
(8.85 to 12.84)
14.98
(12.21 to 17.75)
17.86
(15.07 to 20.65)
Previous formal SDM training
 Yes30.0%33.3%37.5%15.4%26.0%24.0%
 No48.0%44.4%50.0%55.8%66.0%58.0%
 Don’t know22.0%22.2%12.5%28.8%8.0%18.0%
  • NPs, nurse practitioners; PAs, physician assistants; SDM, shared decision-making.