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Table 4 Job satisfaction and workload of GPs using/not using CAM

From: Characteristics and job satisfaction of general practitioners using complementary and alternative medicine in Germany - is there a pattern?

Job satisfaction1 CAM use
Mean (SD)
no CAM use
Mean (SD)
Mean difference
(95% CI)
Amount of responsibility 3.67 (1.01) 3.86 (1.02) 0.19 (-0.01; 0.39)
Amount of variety in job 4.06 (0.86) 4.03 (0.90) 0.03 (-0.21; 0.14)
Hours of work 2.40 (1.21) 2.63 (1.19) 0.23 (-0.01; 0.47)
Physical working condition 2.66 (1.10) 2.81 (1.11) 0.15 (-0.07; 0.36)
Income 2.62 (1.09) 2.68 (1.18) 0.07 (-0.16; 0.30)
Recognition for work 3.71 (0.99) 3.69 (1.07) 0.02 (-0.22; 0.19)
Freedom of working method 3.34 (1.19) 3.18 (1.17) 0.16 (-0.40; 0.09)
Colleagues and fellow workers 3.95 (0.81) 3.88 (0.87) 0.06 (-0.23; 0.11)
Overall job satisfaction 3.67 (0.81) 3.64 (0.87) 0.03 (-0.19; 0.14)
Work load
Working hours per week 50.30 (12.47) 48.34 (11.97) 0.96 (-3.33; 1.46)
Number of patients per day, n (%) 49.38 (23.26) 51.21 (21.50) 1.83 (-2.46; 6.11)
Consultation time (minutes) 11.63 (8.52) 10.66 (9.63) 1.21 (-2.84; 0.89)
  1. 1each item ranges between 1 = extreme dissatisfaction and 5 = extreme satisfaction
  2. SD = standard deviation