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Table 2 Self-assessed knowledge of palliative radiotherapy and correlation with tested knowledge of palliative radiotherapy

From: Relationships between family physicians’ referral for palliative radiotherapy, knowledge of indications for radiotherapy, and prior training: a survey of rural and urban family physicians

Self-perceived knowledge of: Percentage of respondents Mean tested knowledge score P value for linear association
Conditions for use of palliative RT Very little 23% 52% <0.001
  Somewhat 50% 72%  
  Moderately 27% 76%  
  Extremely 0% -  
Benefits of palliative RT Very little 12% 41% <0.001
  Somewhat 46% 66%  
  Moderately 42% 77%  
  Extremely <1% 85%  
Side effects of RT Very little 12% 47% <0.001
  Somewhat 50% 67%  
  Moderately 37% 76%  
  Extremely 1% 90%