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Table 6 Sub-optimal skills 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

Skill % (n) of participants who reported sub-optimal skills 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
Selecting/recommending the most adapted device to a given patient 33% (n = 26) 28% (n = 5) 29% (n = 6) 61%c (n = 11) 20% (n = 11) 31% (n = 59) p = 0.029
Promoting self-management 17% (n = 13) 6% (n = 1) 14% (n = 3) 39% (n = 7) 28% (n = 15) 21% (n = 39) 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. aSelf-reported 1 to 3 on a 5-pt scale, with 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