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Table 2 Items of the questionnaire and overall percentages in agreement

From: Chinese non-psychiatric hospital doctors’ attitudes toward management of psychological/psychiatric problems

Statement (Code) Percentage in agreement
General attitude to the management of psychological problems
Psychological factors are important in the course of physical illness (Q1) 99.3
General Hospital doctors are NOT responsible for emotional care of patients (Q2) 14.4
Dealing with patients’ emotional problems is part of general hospital doctors’ work (Q3) 96.7
I should concern myself with emotional care of regular attenders with chronic physical illnesses (Q4) 94.8
The variety of patients’ emotional and social care enhances my job interest (Q5) 53.9
Emotional care of patients by general hospital doctors is IMPRACTICAL under present conditions (Q6) 52.0
Attitude to assessment and treatment
Psychological and social factors should be routinely assessed and recorded for inpatients (Q7) 92.8
Psychological and social factors should be routinely assessed and recorded for outpatients (Q8) 70.9
General Hospital doctors should be able to use psychological methods like listening or reassurance (Q9) 98.4
General Hospital doctors should be able to use psychological methods such as discussion of anxiety (Q10) 82.7
General Hospital doctors should be able to prescribe psychotropic drug treatments (Q11) 69.3
When psychological factors appear to be an important cause of the presenting problem, I confine myself to physical assessment (Q12) 27.8
Attitude to psychiatric service and referral
I would like more contact with the psychiatric service (Q13) 94.1
I would consider referring a patient with Depression to psychiatrists (Q14) 92.8
I would consider referring a patient with Disturbed Behavior to psychiatrists (Q15) 93.8
I would consider referring a patient with Diagnostic Problems to psychiatrists (Q16) 67.6
I would consider referring a patient with Treatment Non-compliance to psychiatrists (Q17) 48.0
I would consider referring a patient with Dementia to psychiatrists (Q18) 65.4
I would consider referring a patient in Acute Confusional State to psychiatrists (Q19) 94.8
Needs in practice
I would welcome more time to talk to my patients (Q20) 91.5
I would like more help in providing psychological and social care (Q21) 98.7
I would welcome more non medical help in the management of patients’ emotional problems (Q22) 93.1