Table 3

Positive associations between physicians’ nutrition competence scores and their demographic characteristics

Construct Scores % (SD) Positive associations with physicians’ demographic characteristics
Knowledge73.68 (15.41)Age (45 years or older, x2=27.19, p=0.001)
Gender (not significant, p>0.05)
Professional qualification (x2=26.97, p<0.001)
Previous nutrition education (x2=14.61, p=0.006)
Engagement in continuing education in nutrition (x2=15.19, p=0.001)
Skills73.63 (12.99)Age (x2=30.85, p<0.001)
Gender (female, x2=13.36, p=0.001)
Professional qualification (x2=20.31, p=0.002)
Previous nutrition education (x2=9.81, p=0.044)
Engagement in continuing education in nutrition (x2=10.17, p=0.006)
Communication78.27 (12.64)Age (x2=44.01, p<0.001)
Gender (not significant, p>0.05)
Professional qualification (not significant, p>0.05)
Previous nutrition education (not significant, p>0.05)
Engagement in continuing education in nutrition (not significant, p>0.05)
Attitudes91.4 (9.65)Age (not significant, p>0.05)
Gender (not significant, p>0.05)
Professional qualification (not significant, p>0.05)
Previous nutrition education (not significant, p>0.05)
Engagement in continuing education in nutrition (not significant, p>0.05)