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Table 2 CAP self-evaluation (n = 182)

From: The practice of child and adolescent psychiatry: a survey of early-career psychiatrists in Japan

  mean ± SD
Interest in CAP 5.34 ± 2.5
Experience with CAP 3.05 ± 1.9
Knowledge of CAP 3.43 ± 1.9
Confidence in diagnosing/treating CAP cases 3.13 ± 1.9
Potential for CAP as career choice 4.15 ± 2.5
Estimated sense of satisfaction in a CAP career 5.45 ± 2.2
Bright future with CAP as a subspecialty 5.72 ± 2.0
Fondness of children 6.35 ± 2.3
Understanding of normal childhood development 4.66 ± 1.9
Interest in schizophrenia and mood disorders in CAP 6.01 ± 2.2
Interest in PDD 5.39 ± 2.4
   Dominant clinical interest (percentage) 117 (64.3)
   Dominant research interest (percentage) 45 (24.7)
   Equal interest in clinical and research (percentage) 18 (9.9)
Difficulties in diagnosing PDD 6.60 ± 2.1
  1. These results (scored on a nine-point scale with nine being the highest possible score) are expressed as the mean ± SD.