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Table 3 Means (M) and standard deviations (SD) for clinicians’ attitudes to standardized assessment and utility of diagnosis by groups of demographic and professional characteristics

From: Clinicians’ attitudes toward standardized assessment and diagnosis within child and adolescent psychiatry

Characteristics Benefit over clinical judgement Practicality Psychometric quality Utility of diagnosis
M SD M SD M SD M SD
Demographic characteristics
 Age (years)
  < 48 3.23 0.63 3.24 0.47 3.93 0.50 3.61 0.51
  > 47 3.06 0.67 3.13 0.40 3.70 0.46 3.60 0.59
 Gender
  Female 3.09 0.66 3.17 0.44 3.79 0.49 3.60 0.55
  Male 3.34 0.57 3.26 0.44 3.87 0.49 3.65 0.51
Professional characteristics
 Working years within CAMHS
  < 8 3.22 0.63 3.21 0.47 3.88 0.50 3.59 0.51
  > 7 3.08 0.66 3.17 0.41 3.76 0.48 3.62 0.60
 Highest educational degree
  PhD 3.78 0.76 3.37 0.40 4.14 0.53 3.55 0.37
  University more than 3.5 3.12 0.64 3.18 0.44 3.83 0.48 3.63 0.55
  University less than 3.5 3.10 0.68 3.17 0.43 3.59 0.45 3.55 0.53
  Other higher education 3.05 0.25 3.08 0.50 3.50 0.41 2.75 0.25
 Profession
  Counsellor 2.80 0.63 3.03 0.45 3.60 0.38 3.53 0.56
  Nurse 3.14 0.47 3.15 0.31 3.61 0.50 3.50 0.48
  Psychiatrist/MD 3.49 0.63 3.41 0.40 4.03 0.51 3.85 0.65
  Psychologist 3.20 0.64 3.21 0.44 3.93 0.47 3.65 0.49
  Other 3.22 0.61 3.18 0.43 3.61 0.51 3.30 0.66
 Management position
  Yes 3.21 0.62 3.28 0.51 3.85 0.48 3.63 0.79
  No 3.13 0.65 3.18 0.43 3.82 0.49 3.61 0.53
 Conduct indepth assessments
  Yes 3.15 0.68 3.20 0.45 3.86 0.48 3.62 0.55
  No 3.06 0.51 3.13 0.39 3.57 0.45 3.56 0.52
 Level of service
  Outpatient 3.12 0.66 3.17 0.44 3.83 0.49 3.64 0.54
  Intermediate 3.09 0.61 3.15 0.41 3.71 0.49 3.47 0.53
  Inpatient 3.43 0.52 3.35 0.43 3.91 0.50 3.61 0.64