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Table 2 Sub-optimal knowledge reported by healthcare providers

From: A multi-stakeholder perspective on asthma care in Canada: findings from a mixed methods needs assessment in the treatment and management of asthma in adults

Knowledge area % (n) of participants who reported sub-optimal knowledge in relation to what it should be, given their professional rolea
GP/FPs. (n = 79) SPE. (n = 18) CRE. (n = 21) Nurses (n = 18) Pharm. (n = 54) Total (n = 190) Significant differencesb
Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) guidelines 52%c (n = 41) 28%c (n = 5) 67% (n = 14) 83% (n = 15) 87%c (n = 47) 64% (n = 122) p < 0.001
Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) guidelines 77% (n = 61) 33% (n = 6) 57% (n = 12) 94% (n = 17) 93% (n = 50) 77% (n = 146) NV
Indicators to request or conduct a spirometry test 33%c (n = 26) 22% (n = 4) 38% (n = 8) 44% (n = 8) 89%c (n = 48) 50% (n = 94) p < 0.001
Respective responsibilities of healthcare team members regarding patient education, in my practice setting 27% (n = 21) 22% (n = 4) 24% (n = 5) 44% (n = 8) 41% (n = 22) 32% (n = 60) NS
  1. GP general practitioner, FP family physician, SPE specialist, CRE Certified Respiratory Educator, Pharm community pharmacist, NS not significant, NV Chi square not valid due to distribution
  2. aSelf-reported 1–3 on a 5-pt scale, where 1 = low, given my professional role 3 = acceptable, but could be improved, given my professional role and 5 = optimal, given my professional role
  3. bSignificant differences between professions using Chi square (p < 0.05)
  4. cPost hoc test indicated for statistical difference