Table 1

Description of study sample at baseline (n = 111), n (%)
Study sample (n = 111) n, (%) Intervention group (n = 55) n, (%) Control group (n= 56) n, (%) P-value
Gender
Male 45 (40.5) 18 (32.7) 27 (48.2) 0.07a
Female 66 (59.5) 37 (67.3) 29 (51.8)
Age
18–25 years 71 (63.9) 41 (74.5) 30 (53.8) 0.02b
26–44 years 40 (36.1) 14 (25.5) 26 (46.4)
Ethnicity
White 76 (69.9) 38 (69.1) 38 (67.9) 0.50a
Asian 16 (14.4) 8 (14.6) 8 (14.3)
South East Asian 16 (14.4) 6 (10.9) 10 (17.9)
Other 3 (2.7) 3 (5.5) -
Summer Psychiatry Elective
No 99 (89.2) 51 (92.8) 48 (85.7) 0.20a
Yes 12 (10.8) 4 (7.3) 8 (14.3)
Fall/Winter Psychiatry Elective
No 98 (88.3) 51 (92.8) 48 (85.7) 0.29a
Yes 13 (11.7) 4 (7.3) 8 (14.3)
Have treated a patient for a mental illness
No 57 26 (47.3) 31 (55.4)
Yes 46 25 (45.5) 21 (37.5) 0.67a
Don’t Know 8 4 (7.3) 4 (7.1)
Have been treated for a mental illness
No 96 (86.5) 47 (84.5) 49 (87.5) 0.49a
Yes 15 (13.5) 8 (14.6) 7 (12.5)
Would consider a career in Psychiatry
No 53 (47.8) 30 (54.6) 23 (41.1)
Yes 25 (22.5) 5 (9.1) 20 (35.7) 0.003a
Maybe 33 (29.7) 20 (36.4) 12 (23.2)

aFisher’s exact test, bMann–Whitney test.

Papish et al.

Papish et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:141   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-141

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