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Table 5 Assessment of participants’ practices 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

Practices Pre/post Clear/partial unperformed Borderline performed Clear/partial performed MH p valuea
n % n % n %
Growth and developmental monitoring
 Exploring concerns for development Pre 38 97.4 0 0 1 2.6 < 0.001*
Post 8 20.5 0 0 31 79.5
 Milestones assessment Pre 7 17.9 24 61.5 8 20.5 < 0.001*
Post 2 5.1 15 38.5 22 56.4
 Past history assessment Pre 12 30.8 0 0 27 69.2 0.002*
Post 2 5.1 0 0 37 94.9
 Family history assessment Pre 28 71.8 9 23.1 2 5.1 < 0.001*
Post 0 0 8 20.5 31 79.5
 Socioeconomic assessment Pre 21 53.8 7 17.9 11 28.2 < 0.001*
Post 2 5.1 2 5.1 35 89.7
 Nutritional assessment Pre 3 7.7 1 2.6 35 89.7 0.180
Post 2 5.1 0 0 38 94.9
 Plotting growth measurement Pre 0 0 1 2.6 38 97.1 NA
Post 0 0 0 0 39 100
Risk assessment and screening
 Anemia assessment Pre 9 23.1 19 48.7 11 28.2 < 0.001*
Post 0 0 6 15.4 33 84.7
 Screening of vision Pre 38 97.4 1 2.6 0 0 < 0.001*
Post 17 43.6 7 17.9 15 38.5
 Eliciting concerns (speech and hearing) Pre 39 100 0 0 0 0 < 0.001*
Post 24 61.5 0 0 15 38.5
 Examination of teeth Pre 16 41 17 43.6 6 15.6 < 0.001*
Post 6 15.4 16 41 17 43.6
 Examination of hip Pre 34 87.2 2 5.1 3 7.7 0.016*
Post 28 71.8 0 0 11 28.2
Vaccination, chemoprevention, and counseling
 Vaccination assessment Pre 0 0 7 17.9 32 82.1 NA
Post 0 0 0 0 39 100
 Inquiring about chemoprevention Pre 7 17.9 22 56.4 10 25.6 < 0.004*
Post 1 2.6 24 61.5 14 35.9
 Providing counseling Pre 37 94.9 1 2.6 1 2.6 0.001*
Post 26 66.7 10 25.6 3 7.7
  1. aMH marginal homogeneity test
  2. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05
  3. NA not applicable