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Table 3 Stratification of 128 respondents according to confidence and non-confidence in knowledge regarding cannabinoid molecules

From: Rheumatologists lack confidence in their knowledge of cannabinoids pertaining to the management of rheumatic complaints

  Not confident Confident P value
  n = 95 N = 33  
Is there a role for use of any of the following options for rheumatic conditions? n (%)    
 Pharma only 21 (22) 10 (30) NS
 Medical cannabis 22 (23) 16 (48) .008
 No role 50 (53) 7 (21) .0006
 Did not answer 2 (2) 0 (0)  
Have you previously recommended a trial of the following? n (%)    
 Pharma only 11 (12) 11 (33) .007
 Medical cannabis 7 (7) 9 (27) .006
 Never 77 (81) 13 (39) < .0001
Would you recommend a trial of the following? n (%)    
 Pharma only 15 (16) 10 (30) NS
 Medical cannabis 13 (14) 12 (36) .009
 None 65 (68) 11 (33) .0008
 Did not answer 2 (2) 0 (0)  
Would you write a medical cannabis prescription for a patient failing conventional treatments? n (%)    
 Yes 22 (23) 14 (42) .043
 No 70 (74) 17 (52) .029
 Did not answer 3 (3) 2 (6)  
Would you write a medical cannabis prescription based on patient request regardless of previous treatments? n (%)    
 Yes 2 (2) 3 (9) NS
 No 90 (95) 28 (85) NS
Did not answer 3 (3) 2 (6)  
Confidence level regarding writing a medical cannabis prescription (dose, frequency) n (%)    
 Expressed confidence 3 (3) 9 (27) .0002
 Not confident 92 (97) 23 (70) < .0001
 Did not answer 0 (0) 1 (3)