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Table 3 Psychiatrists’ attitude towards euthanasia for psychiatric patients related to their personal and professional characteristics

From: Belgian psychiatrists’ attitudes towards, and readiness to engage in, euthanasia assessment procedures with adults with psychiatric conditions: a survey

  N Mean SD F p-value 95 CI
Lower Bound Upper Bound
Sex
 Male 93 3.674 .215 .424 .516 3.249 4.100
 Female 74 3.804 .173    3.462 4.146
Perceived Competence
 No 86 3.657 .205 .003 .959 3.251 4.063
 Yes 81 3.825 .191    3.449 4.202
Work Setting
 Community-based 52 3.451 .274 2.832 .095 2.908 3.993
 Hospital-based 115 3.963 .127    3.713 4.214
Work Experience
  < 5–10 years (group 1) 51 3.704 .297 .397 .673 3.117 4.291
 11–20 years (group 2) 39 4.026 .273    3.486 4.566
  > 20 (group 3) 77 3.510 1.44    3.225 3.795
  1. a Dependent Variable: Euthanasia should remain legally allowed for psychiatric patients
  2. b R Squared = .181 (Adjusted R Squared = .076)