Table 4

Job satisfaction and workload of GPs using/not using CAM

Job satisfaction1

CAM use

Mean (SD)

no CAM use

Mean (SD)

Mean difference

(95% CI)


Amount of responsibility

3.67 (1.01)

3.86 (1.02)

0.19 (-0.01; 0.39)


Amount of variety in job

4.06 (0.86)

4.03 (0.90)

0.03 (-0.21; 0.14)


Hours of work

2.40 (1.21)

2.63 (1.19)

0.23 (-0.01; 0.47)


Physical working condition

2.66 (1.10)

2.81 (1.11)

0.15 (-0.07; 0.36)


Income

2.62 (1.09)

2.68 (1.18)

0.07 (-0.16; 0.30)


Recognition for work

3.71 (0.99)

3.69 (1.07)

0.02 (-0.22; 0.19)


Freedom of working method

3.34 (1.19)

3.18 (1.17)

0.16 (-0.40; 0.09)


Colleagues and fellow workers

3.95 (0.81)

3.88 (0.87)

0.06 (-0.23; 0.11)


Overall job satisfaction

3.67 (0.81)

3.64 (0.87)

0.03 (-0.19; 0.14)


Work load


Working hours per week

50.30 (12.47)

48.34 (11.97)

0.96 (-3.33; 1.46)


Number of patients per day, n (%)

49.38 (23.26)

51.21 (21.50)

1.83 (-2.46; 6.11)


Consultation time (minutes)

11.63 (8.52)

10.66 (9.63)

1.21 (-2.84; 0.89)


1each item ranges between 1 = extreme dissatisfaction and 5 = extreme satisfaction

SD = standard deviation

Joos et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:131   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-131

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