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Table 5 Participants reporting of the frequency they are 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

Task % (n) of participants who report never doing the task or only in the first consultation with their patientsa
GP/FPs. (n = 79) SPE. (n = 18) CRE. (n = 21) Nurses (n = 18) Pharm. (n = 53) Total (n = 189) Significant differencesb
Assess asthma control with spirometry 56% (n = 44) 17% (n = 3) 76% (n = 16) 50% (n = 9) 93% (n = 49) 64% (n = 121) NV
Assess asthma symptoms and exacerbations with spirometry 54% (n = 43) 28% (n = 5) 62% (n = 13) 56% (n = 10) 94% (n = 50) 64% (n = 121) 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. aOther nominal answer choices provided were “In most of my patients’ consultations” and “Systematically in each of my patients’ consultations”
  3. bSignificant differences between professions using Chi square (p < 0.05)