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Table 3 Correct participants’ knowledge in the pre-post intervention

From: Outcomes of an intervention program for family physicians on well-child care for children under 5 years in Suez Canal region, Egypt

Knowledge Pretest (n = 39) Posttest (n = 39) McNemar p value
n % n %
Growth and developmental monitoring
 Estimating the adjusted corrected age for premature infant 8 20.5 37 94.9 < 0.001*
 Interpreting the plotted points for growth on the 2006 WHO growth chart z-score 3 7.7 38 97.4 < 0.001*
 Interpreting the trend of simultaneously sloped growth curves for weight and length 4 10.3 25 64.1 < 0.001*
 Recognizing the warning date to gain the lost weight in newborn 14 35.9 34 87.2 < 0.001*
 Identifying a proper age for infant can ride a tricycle and had difficulty in copying a square 16 41.0 39 100.0 < 0.001*
 Expecting the normal language development for 2 years old child 16 41.0 38 97.4 < 0.001*
 Applying knowledge for diagnosis of global developmental delay 12 30.8 38 97.4 < 0.001*
 Identifying physician’s concern for child’s speech and language 2 5.1 24 61.5 < 0.001*
 Identifying indication of referral for child’s motor development 14 35.9 37 94.9 < 0.001*
Risk assessment and screening
 Applying knowledge to identify 3 risk factors for speech and language delay 3 7.7 30 76.9 < 0.001*
 Recognizing the level of evidence for speech and language screening in PHC 7 17.9 36 92.3 < 0.001*
 Applying knowledge to identify high risk group for hearing loss 4 10.3 36 92.3 < 0.001*
 Identifying the sequence of neonatal hearing loss screening 3 7.7 29 74.4 < 0.001*
 Recognizing correctly the approach to screen vision for 3 years child 8 20.5 35 89.7 < 0.001*
 Deciding referral of child aged 6 months with isotropic eye to ophthalmologist 25 64.1 36 92.3 0.013*
 Recognizing the starting age for screening of anemia in Egyptian children 15 38.5 36 92.3 < 0.001*
 Recognizing the level of USPSTF recommendation for DDH screening 8 20.5 37 94.9 < 0.001*
 Recognizing the appropriate starting age for autism screening 6 15.4 37 94.9 < 0.001*
  1. *Statistically significant at p value < 0.05