Table 2

Mean scores of ‘Caring’ subscale, ‘Sharing’ subscale and Chinese-revised Patient-Practitioner Orientation Scale of participants (n=1053)

CharacteristicCaring subscaleSharing subscaleTotal
Gender
 Male4.41±0.993.25±0.863.78±0.77
 Female4.78±0.893.44±0.824.05±0.70
 P value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Age
 18–304.62±0.953.31±0.873.90±0.74
 31–404.57±1.023.44±0.863.96±0.80
 41–504.70±0.813.26±0.743.91±0.68
 Over 504.46±0.703.41±0.703.89±0.50
 P value0.4530.0510.741
Years of practice
 Less than 5 years4.63±0.843.44±0.813.98±0.66
 5–10 years4.76±1.023.23±0.833.93±0.76
 11–20 years3.90±1.302.83±1.103.31±1.11
 Over 20 years4.46±2.262.64±0.803.47±1.46
 P value<0.0010.001<0.001
Educational level
 High school or under4.67±0.813.30±0.683.92±0.60
 Bachelor4.67±0.923.37±0.833.96±0.73
 Master4.56±0.993.33±0.893.89±0.77
 Doctor4.59±1.013.40±0.883.94±0.82
 P value0.3750.7330.592
Overseas education experience
 Yes4.27±1.283.13±0.873.65±0.96
 No4.67±0.883.40±0.843.97±0.70
 P value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Professional title
 No title4.54±0.903.55±0.804.00±0.68
 Primary title (resident)4.72±0.873.25±0.883.92±0.72
 Intermediate title (attending physician)4.87±0.743.33±0.754.03±0.57
 Deputy chief title (deputy chief physician)4.29±1.153.19±0.823.69±0.94
 Senior professional title (chief physician)3.54±1.792.32±0.752.87±1.19
 P value<0.001<0.001<0.001
Hospital type
 Primary hospital4.21±1.163.42±0.873.78±0.90
 Secondary hospital4.23±1.053.36±0.863.75±0.87
 Tertiary hospital4.74±0.893.33±0.843.97±0.70
 Private hospital4.47±0.653.47±0.933.93±0.63
 P value<0.0010.168<0.001
Specialty
 Surgical4.60±0.953.08±0.833.77±0.76
 Non-surgical4.61±0.963.50±0.824.00±0.73
 P value0.822<0.001<0.001
Average working time per workday
 Less than 8 hours4.63±0.853.46±0.803.99±0.66
 8–10 hours4.81±0.993.22±0.893.95±0.79
 Over 10 hours4.19±1.322.90±0.923.49±1.00
 P value<0.001<0.001<0.001
High workload
 Yes4.65±1.003.20±0.863.86±0.80
 No4.59±0.943.41±0.833.95±0.73
 P value0.350<0.0010.084
Received communication training
 Yes4.68±0.883.42±0.833.99±0.67
 No4.53±1.033.28±0.563.85±0.81
 P value0.0140.0050.002
Maintained good physician–patient relationship
 Yes4.65±1.003.20±0.863.56±0.80
 No4.59±0.943.41±0.843.95±0.73
 P value0.325<0.0010.084
Satisfied with income
 Yes4.66±0.873.39±0.833.97±0.69
 No4.35±1.253.19±0.903.72±0.96
 P value<0.0010.005<0.001
  • Significant p values are marked in bold.