Table 2

A Comparison of the Scores on the Jefferson Scale of Empathy Among 285 Female Japanese Physicians in Different Specialties
Specialties n Mean SD
People-oriented1 156 112.9 11.7
Technology-oriented2 98 106.9 11.2
Other3 31 108.4 13.1

F(2,282) = 8.4, p < .001 (people-oriented > technology-oriented = other)

1 People-oriented specialties included general internal medicine, general pediatrics and psychiatry.

2 Technology-oriented specialties included anesthesiology, surgery and surgical specialties, pathology, radiology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, obstetrics/gynecology, and urology.

3 Other specialties included emergency medicine, public health, rehabilitation medicine, and unspecified specialties.

Kataoka et al.

Kataoka et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:48   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-48

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