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Table 4 Determinants of the self-reported effect of the SRs' activities on prescribing decisions of the GPs.

From: Impact of pharmaceutical promotion on prescribing decisions of general practitioners in Eastern Turkey

  Always or sometimes affected Never affected  
Determinants (N = 152) N %** N %** P
Gender      
Male 75 92.6 6 7.4  
Female 63 88.7 8 11.3  
Participation in any training programmes of drug companies      *
Yes 110 94.0 7 6.0  
No 28 80.0 7 20.0  
Participation in in-service training      
Yes 31 93.9 12 6.1  
No 107 89.9 2 10.1  
Work Setting      *
Primary health center 95 95.0 5 5.0  
Hospital 43 82.7 9 17.3  
Frequency of SR visits to GPs      *
More than 1 per month 105 95.4 5 4.6  
Less frequently 33 78.5 9 21.5  
Years of practice      *
5 and under 72 96.0 3 4.0  
More than 5 66 85.7 11 14.3  
Patient per day      *
<60 69 86.3 11 13.7  
60 and more 69 95.8 3 4.2  
  1. * Statistically significant, p values (exact sig. 2-sided) under 0.05
  2. ** Row percent
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