Table 1

Overall merits of psychiatry (percentage of students)

Before (%)

After (%)

Statistics


Question

SA

MA

MD

SD

SA

MA

MD

SD

Z

p


1. Psychiatric research has made good strides in advancing care of the major mental disorders.

41.9

51.6

6.5

0.0

52.3

45.7

2.0

0.0

2.03

.04

2. Psychiatry is a rapidly expanding frontier of medicine.

13.7

58.8

26.2

1.3

20.3

66.6

12.4

0.7

2.62

.008

3. Psychiatry is unscientific and imprecise.

4.0

23.5

50.3

22.2

0.6

11.1

49.7

38.6

-3.57

.0003


SA = Strongly agree; MA = Moderately agree; MD = Moderately disagree; SD = Strongly disagree.

Xavier and Almeida BMC Medical Education 2010 10:56   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-10-56

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