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Table 2 Pre and post-test average scores and relative gain among participating MDs

From: One-day workshop-based training improves physical activity prescription knowledge in Latin American physicians: a pre-test post-test study

Specialties N Benefits and Risks of PA PA assessment PA prescription
Pre Post Relative gain [95% CI] Pre Post Relative gain [95% CI] Pre Post Relative gain [95% CI]
General 349 71% 85% 26%*+ 54% 71% 42%* 67% 88% 45%*
Practitioner     [21–30%]    [35–49%]    [37–52%]
Family 92 74% 87% 25%* 54% 73% 59%* 71% 89% 36%*
Medicine     [15–35%]    [41–77%]    [23–49%]
Internal 194 75% 85% 22%*+ 56% 71% 46%* 73% 88% 30%+°
Medicine     [15–29%]    [34–57%]    [22–38%]
IM Sub. 44 74% 86% 21%+ 55% 75% 50%* 74% 88% 24%+°
     [9–33%]    [28–72%]    [11–38%]
Pediatrics 52 74% 84% 19%+ 54% 67% 37% 72% 90% 40%*
     [12–25%]    [21–52%]    [23–57%]
Cardiology 59 64% 75% 24%*+ 56% 65% 34% 69% 80% 27%
     [15–34%]    [13–54%]    [10–44%]
Sports 77 85% 91% 11%+ 70% 81% 21%+ 81% 96% 20%+
Medicine     [6–16%]    [11–31%]    [14–26%]
Other 177 66% 83% 39%* 51% 68% 48%* 65% 88% 47%*
Specialties     [30–47%]    [37–60%]    [35–58%]
Total 1044 72% 85% 26% 55% 71% 43% 70% 89% 38%
     [23%–28%]    [39%–48%]    [34%–42%]
  1. *: Significantly higher than Sports medicine (p < 0.05)
  2. +: Significantly lower than other (p < 0.05)
  3. °: Significantly lower than General practitioners (p < 0.05)
  4. IM Sub Internal medicine subspecialties others than Cardiology (immunology, endocrinology, pulmonology, nephrology, gastroenterology, hematology, intensive care specialists, and infectious diseases specialists)