Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics and knowledge, attitude and practice scores

VariablesN (%)KnowledgeAttitudePractice of relevant departments*Practice of other departments
Mean±SDP valueMean±SDP valueMean±SDP valueMean±SDP value
Total517(100)9.66±1.9522.16±1.7146.13±5.358.50±1.25
Sex<0.0010.1330.3590.056
 Male391 (75.63)9.89±1.7322.23±1.7545.83±5.378.61±1.83
 Female126 (24.37)8.92±2.3921.94±1.5447.37±5.108.35±1.34
Age (years)0.2220.2940.9860.589
 ≤40277 (53.68)9.74±1.9222.24±1.7646.36±4.888.56±1.03
 >40239 (46.32)9.56±1.9922.07±1.6445.74±5.978.48±1.36
Education<0.001<0.0010.3510.903
 Bachelor’s degree and below317 (61.32)9.37±1.9721.91±1.5746.10±5.528.59±1.22
 Master’s degree162 (31.33)10.12±1.7122.51±1.8346.03±5.338.15±1.38
 Doctoral degree38 (7.35)10.05±2.2922.79±1.8546.71±4.188.75±0.96
Job title0.0490.2130.9160.820
 Resident67 (12.96)9.51±2.1321.81±1.5946.15±5.638.43±1.21
 Attending physician232 (44.87)9.47±1.9722.12±1.7046.22±4.938.56±1.10
 Deputy chief physician173 (33.46)9.84±2.0022.34±1.7946.23±5.748.43±1.50
 Chief physician45 (8.70)10.11±1.1322.22±1.5545.40±5.529.00±1.00
Years of work experience0.5400.4520.7650.337
 <545 (8.70)9.84±2.2022.13±1.6745.82±5.418.43±0.98
 5–1097 (18.76)9.72±1.7422.25±1.7946.15±5.228.47±1.06
 10–15152 (29.40)9.57±1.8422.12±1.6646.49±4.548.36±1.39
 15–20114 (22.05)9.75±1.8322.35±1.7446.68±6.058.77±1.14
 >20109 (21.08)9.55±2.2921.95±1.6745.14±5.798.39±1.38
Hospitals classification<0.0010.0040.1260.974
 Public primary and secondary hospitals147 (28.43)9.02±2.2421.78±1.4146.08±5.918.50±1.11
 Public tertiary hospitals326 (63.06)9.97±1.7722.33±1.7846.14±5.248.67±1.31
 Private hospitals44 (8.51)9.43±1.7022.16±1.8746.18±4.337.94±1.34
Department<0.001<0.0010.007
 Neurosurgery203 (39.26)10.16±1.4422.45±1.7346.66±4.73
 Orthopaedics30 (5.80)8.80±2.9920.90±2.1242.37±7.85
 Neurology163 (31.53)9.83±1.6522.39±1.5346.15±5.27
 Others121 (23.40)8.79±2.3621.67±1.54
  • *Relevant departments refer to SVM-related departments, including neurosurgery, orthopaedics and neurology.

  • SVM, spinal vascular malformations.