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Table 3 Characteristics of insurance physicians who gave informed consent: background variables and ASE-variables* (n = 199)

From: Inter-doctor variations in the assessment of functional incapacities by insurance physicians

Background variables   
Gender Man 58.8%
  Woman 41.2%
Age 30-45 years 23.6%
  46-50 years 27.7%
  51-55 years 25.0%
  ≥ 56 years 23.7%
  Mean (sd) median age (years) 50.7 (7.0) 50.4
Career as Insurance Physician* 0-10 years 24.1%
  11-15 years 25.6%
  16-20 years 26.2%
  ≥ 21 years 24.1%
  Mean (sd) median career (years) 16.0 (7.7) 16.5
Former Curative Physician No (= 0) 84.4%
  Yes (= 1) 15.6%
Specialist in Insurance Medicine No (= 0) 13.6%
  Yes (= 1) 86.4%
Standard working hours per week < 25 hours (= 1) 18.1%
  25-32 hours (= 2) 23.1%
  > 32 hours (= 3) 58.8%
Most clients from WIA No (= 0) 64.3%
  Yes (= 1) 35.7%
Most clients from WAO No (= 0) 70.4%
  Yes (= 1) 29.6%
Most clients from WAJONG No (= 0) 86.9.%
  Yes (= 1) 13.1%
Average number of assessments per week 1-5 23.1%
  6-15 29.7%
  16-22 25.6%
  23-28 21.6%
  Mean (sd) median assessments (number) 14.0 (8.4) 15.0
ASE variables**   
Attitude Mean (sd) median 0.0 (1.0) 0.0
Social Norm Mean (sd) median 0.0 (1.0) 0.0
self-Efficacy Mean (sd) median 17.6 (3.2) 18.0
Barriers Mean (sd) median 0.0 (1.0) 0.0
Knowledge Mean (sd) median 0.0 (1.0) 0.0
Intention Mean (sd) median 0.0 (1.0) 0.0
Behaviour: process Mean (sd) median 0.0 (1.0) 0.0
Behaviour: assessment Mean (sd) median 0.0 (1.0) 0.0
  1. * Variables of which we present the mean, the standard deviation and the median are continuous and (approximately) normally distributed; the other variables are categorical.
  2. ** Factor scores, normalized resulting from measurement models (with Lisrel) for the (latent) ASE-variables, each loading on three or more additive scales and Homals-dimensions; see references [10, 11]. Self-Efficacy is not normalized because this variable consists of one additive scale only, normally distributed.