Table 3.

Respondents’ reasons for not pursuing additional training: Respondents indicated to what extent they were influenced by each factor on a 5-point Likert scale (1 = did not influence my decision; 5 = very significant impact on my decision).

REASONMEAN95% CONFIDENCE INTERVAL
Duration of training3.763.68–3.84
Family issues3.643.55–3.73
Hours involved3.593.51–3.67
Financial issues during residency3.593.50–3.68
Need for relocation3.082.98–3.18
Concern about being in a trainee position2.782.69–2.87
Uncertainty about new practice opportunities2.362.28–2.44