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Table 1 Practicing youth health physicians' and medical students' opinion about the applicability of general characteristics of future medical practice to the profession of youth health physician (mean scores).

From: Correlations of knowledge and preference of medical students for a specialty career: a case-study of youth health care

  Youth health physicians (N = 20) All students (N = 2342)
  Mean Std. Deviation* Mean Std. Deviation
1. Young patients (0 – 18 years) 5.0 0.0 4.9 0.3
2. Part-time work possibilities 5.0 0.2 4.2 0.9
3. Advise 4.9 0.4 4.6 0.6
4. Communication skills 4.9 0.4 4.6 0.6
5. Knowledge of psychosocial background 4.9 0.4 4.6 0.7
6. Talk at work 4.9 0.4 4.4 0.8
7. Healthy people 4.8 0.4 4.1 1.1
8. Prevention 4.8 0.4 4.3 0.9
9. Psychosocial complaints 4.7 0.6 3.8 1.0
10. Trust relation with patients 4.6 0.8 3.8 1.2
11. Refer 4.5 0.8 4.2 0.9
12. Knowledge of pathology 4.4 0.6 3.6 1.0
13. Reasoning skills 4.4 0.7 3.9 0.9
14. Improvisation skills 4.3 0.6 3.7 1.1
15. Knowledge of health systems 4.3 0.8 3.9 0.9
16. Thinking at work 4.2 0.8 3.4 1.0
17. Knowledge of science 3.9 0.8 2.9 1.1
18. Stressful work 3.5 0.8 2.7 1.0
19. Knowledge of pharmacotherapy 2.6 0.8 3.2 1.1
20. Treatment of patients 1.9 0.8 3.1 1.3
21. Terminal complaints 1.3 0.6 2.0 1.0
22. Teamwork 4.3 1.0 3.4 1.1
23. Knowledge of epidemiology 4.1 1.2 4.2 0.8
24. Many consults 4.1 1.1 3.6 1.1
25. Simple complaints 3.9 1.2 3.8 0.9
26. Knowledge of anatomy 3.8 0.9 3.3 1.0
27. Consultation 3.7 1.3 3.6 1.0
28. Diversity of work 3.7 0.9 3.2 1.1
29. Diagnostic skills 3.5 0.9 3.5 1.1
30. Practical skills 3.4 1.1 2.7 1.0
31. Routine work 3.4 0.9 4.0 1.0
32. Knowledge of chemistry and physics 3.2 1.2 3.2 1.0
33. Long relation with patients 3.2 1.3 3.0 1.2
34. Chronic complaints 3.1 1.0 3.1 1.2
35. Multiple complaints 3.1 1.2 2.9 1.2
36. Long working days 2.9 1.1 2.8 1.1
37. High income 2.5 1.0 2.9 0.9
38. Practical skills with equipment 2.5 1.1 2.7 1.0
39. Older patients (over 65 years) 2.4 1.8 1.2 0.6
40. Physical work 2.4 1.1 2.7 1.0
41. Technical precise work 2.4 0.9 2.4 1.0
42. Visible results 2.4 0.9 3.0 1.1
43. Guidance of illness 2.3 1.1 3.2 1.3
44. High prestige 2.3 1.0 2.7 1.0
45. Acute complaints 2.2 0.9 2.6 1.3
46. Pain release 1.8 0.9 2.9 1.3
47. Irregular work 1.4 0.9 2.5 1.1
  1. *Nrs.1-21 have sufficient low variance (SD ≤ 0.80 among YH physicians) to be included in a YHP profile. For all YHP profile characteristics and corresponding student's perceived characteristics we calculated a standardized difference of 1.1.