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Table 2 Knowledge and level of practice of the physicians

From: Quality of life assessment in preterm children: physicians’ knowledge, attitude, belief, practice - a KABP study

  n (%)* Obstetricians Neonatologists Paediatric neurologists p
n 1(%)* n 2(%)* n 3(%)*
Do you make use of the concept of QoL? 53 (70.7) 13 (68.4) 31 (73.8) 9 (64.3) NS**
Do you read work on the subject? 44 (57.9) 7 (36.8) 28 (65.1) 9 (64.3) NS
Do you know any questionnaires on QoL? 33 (42.3) 6 (31.6) 19 (44.2) 8 (57.1) NS
Give some examples of questionnaires 31 (40.3) 6 (31.6) 17 (38.6) 8 (57.1) NS
Do you assess your patients’ QoL in daily practice ? 43 (55.1) 9 (47.3) 24 (54.5) 10 (71.4) NS
What proportion of patients do you assess ?      
•0-25% 14 (35.0) 6 (66.7) 6(27.3) 2 (22.2) NS
•25-50% 6 (15.0) 1(11.1) 3(13.6) 2 (22.2)  
•50-75% 7 (17.5) 2(22.2) 5(22.7) 0 (0.0)
•>75% 13 (32.5) 0 (0.0) 8 (36.4) 5 (55.6)
For assessment, do you use:      
•Standardized questionnaire ? 2 (4.9) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (20.0) NS
•Subjective assessment ? 33 (80.5) 7 (87.5) 18 (78.3) 8 (80.0)
•Other means of assessment ? 6 (14.6) 1 (12.5) 5 (21.7) 0 (0.0)
In your opinion, is assessment difficult to carry out because of lack of time ? 44 (62.0) 12 (75.0) 25 (59.5) 7 (53.8) NS
In your opinion, should assessment be entrusted to other professionals ? 25 (35.6) 7 (43.8) 14 (34.1) 4 (28.6) NS
  1. *% of responders to the question.
  2. ** NS non significant.
  3. QoL, quality of life.