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Table 3 Prevalence of beliefs and intentions

From: General practitioners' beliefs about effectiveness and intentions to prescribe smoking cessation medications: qualitative and quantitative studies

  Proportion    
Beliefs (mean, SD) Agree (> 4) Neutral (4) Disagree (< 4) Missing
NRT is effective. (5.23, 1.27) 79.4% (291) 11.7% (43) 8.9% (33) -
NRT without behavioural support is effective. a (4.59, 1.55) 26.5% (96) 20.7% (76) 52.5% (190) 1.4% (5)
NRT is cost-effective. (4.86, 1.52) 64.1% (234) 20.0% (73) 15.8% (58) 0.5% (2)
Bupropion is effective. (5.04, 1.44) 65.4% (240) 14.2% (52) 20.4% (75) -
Bupropion is cost-effective. (4.52,1.59) 45.9% (166) 24.9% (90) 29.3% (106) 1.4% (5)
Concerned about so-effects of bupropion. (3.86, 1.60) 66.2% (242) 18.3% (67) 15.5% (57) 0.3% (1)
Bupropion is dangerous. (5.00, 1.44) 20.7% (76) 13.6% (50) 65.7% (241) -
Intentions (mean, SD) Intend (> 4) Neutral (4) Do not intend (< 4) Missing
Intention to prescribe NRT. (5.34, 1.55) 79.8% (293) 4.9% (18) 15.3% (56) -
Intention to prescribe NRT without support. (3.14, 1.84) 29.5% (108) 9.8% (36) 60.7% (222) 0.3% (1)
Intention to prescribe bupropion. (4.85, 2.01) 20.7% (76) 9.5% (35) 69.8% (256) -
  1. Notes: a reversed scale.