Table 2

Nutrition competence mean scores of all physicians and their subgroups

Nutrition competence constructPhysicians’ professional qualificationnMeanMedianSDP value
Knowledge (maximum=35)GP3323.8225.90.003*
FM resident2624.7265.5
FM specialist1929.3302.6
FM consultant1228.0303.6
All physicians 90 25.8 26 5.4
Skills (maximum=40)GP3327.8285.30.089†
FM resident2630.9305.5
FM specialist1930.6325.4
FM consultant1228.9302.0
All physicians 90 29.5 29 5.2
Communication (maximum=45)GP3334.5356.00.523*
FM resident2634.8325.2
FM specialist1935.6395.6
FM consultant1237.4386.1
All physicians 90 35.2 35 5.7
Attitudes (maximum=40)GP3336.7394.00.609*
FM resident2637.437.52.3
FM specialist1935.7374.1
FM consultant1235.9385.5
All physicians 90 36.6 38 3.9
  • *Kruskal-Wallis test.

  • †One-way ANOVA.

  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; FM, family medicine; GP, general practitioner.