Table 1

Sample characteristics of the participants (GPs and Nurses)

Total (n = 166)

GPs (n = 114)

Nurses (n = 52)

N

%

N

%

N

%


Gender

Male

80

48.2

76

66.7

4

7.7

Female

86

51.8

38

33.3

48

92.3


Years Experience

0-5

7

4.2

7

6.1

0

0

6-10

6

3.6

5

4.4

1

1.9

11-20

55

33.1

38

33.3

17

32.7

20+

98

59.1

64

56.1

34

65.4


PC Training

Yes

53

31.9

17

14.9

36

69.2

No

113

68.1

97

85.1

16

30.8


Reason for no post grad. Training

(n = 113)

(n = 97)

(n = 16)

Lack of time

79

69.9

67

69.1

12

75.0

Lack of course

14

12.4

13

13.4

1

6.0

Lack of interest

N/A

-

12

12.4

N/A *

-

Other

8

7.1

5

5.1

3

19.0


*All nurse participants had declared their interested in palliative care by being member of this interest group

Tan et al. BMC Palliative Care 2009 8:13   doi:10.1186/1472-684X-8-13

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