Table 2

Knowledge and skills as reported by physician participants and physicians in the region, after project completion

PHYSICIAN QUESTIONNAIRE


Participating Physicians

n = 89

Non-Participating Physicians

n = 187


KNOWLEDGE


Never heard/Limited Knowledge

8 (9%)

145 (77.5%)

Familiar with DCD

81 (91%)

33 (17.6%)

No response

9 (4.8%)


SKILLS


Not able to recognize child with DCD

4 (4.5%)

45 (24.1%)

Observe motor skill difficulties, but do not discuss with parents

6 (6.7%)

41 (21.9%)

Can screen for motor difficulties but would refer to specialist

38 (42.7%)

82 (43.9%)

Able to diagnose DCD

37 (41.6%)

6 (3.2%)

No response

4 (4.5%)

13 (6.9%)


Gaines et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:21   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-21

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