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Attitude of Jordanian Physicians toward Biochemistry and Genetics

Table 2

Attitudes and perceptions of Jordanian physicians toward the integration of biochemistry and genetics into clinical practice.

StatementInterns (agree)Residents (agree)Specialists (agree)Total value
N%N%N%N%

I employ different biochemical and genetic tests to help reach the correct diagnosis and in following up the patients14589.024790.56488.945689.80.291
I understand how important biochemical and genetic markers are in detecting the early stages of certain diseases including cancer, hepatic and renal dysfunction, and myocardial infarction14487.325091.26386.345789.30.287
I understand that subtle biochemical changes precede, in most cases, the physical signs of certain diseases13684.021277.96082.240880.60.182
I constantly emphasize to my patients the importance of a healthy diet comprising balanced fractions of macro- and micronutrients (including vitamins and trace minerals)12979.623586.15980.842383.40.011
I am knowledgeable about the biochemical changes that result from hormonal imbalance12878.523185.25474.041381.70.045
A comprehensive treatment strategy should ideally be directed toward correcting the molecular basis of the disease, if possible, rather than the sole management of the resulting signs and symptoms12074.122884.16487.741281.70.022
I am familiar with some of the acidosis and alkalosis disease conditions that are best understood and managed in the relevant biochemical context11168.121779.85372.638175.40.022
I consult with a clinical biochemist on a regular basis to reach my diagnosis and to follow up the patients after they receive treatment6540.412044.62838.421342.50.69
I regularly apply biochemically derived themes and equations in my practice including formulas applicable to drug dosing, drug clearance, therapeutic drug monitoring, and detection of disease-specific biomarkers9961.918066.44663.932564.70.629
Many of the procedures performed in medical practice require knowledge on biochemistry and genetics including sample collection, handling of specimens, and interpretation of lab results13081.322281.35980.841181.20.995
I can efficiently interpret biochemical and genetic lab results and relate them to the overall clinical picture of the patient12378.822181.05373.639779.30.389
I understand that it is essential to treat patients on an individual basis taking into consideration their genetic and environmental backgrounds13182.422483.05980.841482.50.912

Data are presented as numbers and percentages. values were calculated using the chi-square test.

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