Table 3

Individual characteristics and familiarity with and use of one or more existing diagnostic guidelines
Characteristic Familiar with one or more guidelines (n = 92) Used one or more guidelines (n = 57)
yes n (%) no n (%) p yes n (%) no n (%) p
Occupation 0.004 0.26
  paediatrician 30 (78.9) 8 (21.1) 23 (76.7) 7 (23.3)
  other 27 (50.0) 27 (50.0) 17 (63.0) 10 (37.0)
Country of residence 0.02 0.09
  Australia 49 (58.3) 35 (41.7) 32 (65.3) 17 (34.7)
  other 8 (100) 0 (0.0) 8 (100) 0 (0.0)
Experience in diagnosis <0.001 0.003
  yes 33 (82.5) 7 (17.5) 28 (84.8) 5 (15.2)
  no 23 (46.0) 27 (54.0) 11 (47.8) 12 (52.2)
Completed training <0.001 0.10
  yes 22 (91.7) 2 (8.3) 18 (81.8) 4 (18.2)
  no 34 (51.5) 32 (48.5) 21 (61.8) 13 (38.2)

Participants who were not familiar with a guideline were not required to respond to these questions. Also excludes participants who did not respond to the question or who indicated that the question was outside their area of expertise.

Due to missing data, actual n is lower than reported in the column heading.

Watkins et al.

Watkins et al. BMC Pediatrics 2012 12:69   doi:10.1186/1471-2431-12-69

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