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Table 4 Participants’ perceived importance of doing specific tasks in their current clinical practice

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

Perceived importance of… % (n) of participants who reported the task as necessary
GP/FPs. (n = 79) SPE. (n = 18) CRE. (n = 21) Nurses (n = 18) Pharm. (n = 54) Total (n = 190) Significant differencesb
Confirm diagnosis prior to initiating treatment 54% (n = 43) 94% (n = 17) Not asked Not asked Not asked 62% (n = 60) NV
Select the type of device based on my patient’s preferences 73% (n = 58) 94% (n = 17) 67% (n = 14) 61% (n = 11) 83% (n = 45) 76% (n = 145) NV
Assess proper use of device with a demonstration 76% (n = 60) 78% (n = 14) 81% (n = 17) 61% (n = 11) 93% (n = 50) 80% (n = 152) NV
  1. GP general practitioner, FP family physician, SPE specialist, CRE Certified Respiratory Educator, Pharm community pharmacist, NV Chi square not valid due to distribution
  2. aSelected 4 or 5 on a 5-pt scale (1 = Not necessary at all, 3 = necessary only in specific cases, and 5 = always necessary)
  3. bSignificant differences between professions using Chi square (p < 0.05)