Table 1

Medical students’ baseline beliefs and confidence about physical activity (n=190)

Statement% reporting strongly agree (n=190)ModeMedianIQR
‘Physical Activity is important in preventing disease.’86550
‘Physical Activity is important in treating disease.’30441
‘Advising patients about Physical Activity is an important part of a doctor’s job.’59551
‘I am confident advising patients on Physical Activity.’7332
‘I am confident I know the Chief Medical Officer’s (CMO) adult Physical Activity guidelines.’3122
‘I feel confident that I could raise the issue of Physical Activity with a patient presenting with an unrelated problem.’6322
  • Scale for questions: 1=strongly agree, 2=disagree, 3=neither agree nor diagree, 4=agree, 5=disagree.

  • IQR, Interquartile ranges.