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Table 3 Percentage and frequency of participants’ perceptions of their skills and training received on sexual history taking

From: Are medical students confident in taking a sexual history? An assessment on attitude and skills from an upper middle income country

No   Disagree, frequency (%) Neutral, frequency (%) Agree, frequency (%)
1. I find taking sexual history easya 140 (37.0) 175 (46.0) 63 (16.3)
2. I have adequate skills to take sexual historya 112 (30.0) 162 (43.0) 104 (27.4)
3. I have adequate skills to put a patient at ease when discussing their sexual health issuesa 110 (29.4) 152 (40.0) 116 (31.1)
4. The training in my medical school prepares me to take a sexual history 88 (24.0) 121 (32.0) 170 (46.0)
5. I have enough exposure as a medical student to take a sexual history from a real patient 111 (29.0) 127 (34.0) 141 (38.0)
6. I have enough exposure as a medical student to take a sexual history from a simulated patienta 115 (30.0) 126 (33.0) 135 (35.0)
7. I feel that there is not enough training in the medical school on how to discuss sexual health problems with patientsa 83 (22.0) 120 (32.0) 175 (46.0)
8. I feel that patients would like to discuss their sexual health problems with a doctora 56 (15.0) 122 (32.0) 200 (53.0)
  1. aNumbers not equal to n = 379 because of missing data.