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Table 8 Different answers to the knowledge of technology and test between intervention group and control group

From: A short-term educational program improved physicians’ adherence to guidelines for COPD and asthma in Shanghai

  Intervention Control P value
  group(n = 49) group(n = 61)  
Do you use spirometry to confirm a suspected COPD? NS
Yes 95.9% 100.0%  
No 4.1% 0.0%  
Do you use spirometry to assess the symptom control of your patients? 0.024
Yes 95.9% 81.9%  
No 4.1% 18.1%  
What do you think are the useful tests for confirming atypical asthma? NS
Routine spirometry 38.8% 24.6%  
Airway responsiveness test 69.4% 55.7%  
Bronchodilator test 83.7% 83.6%  
PEF variation in 24 hours 71.4% 65.6%  
When do you prescribe aerosol inhalation for patients? NS
Acute exacerbation 28.6% 19.7%  
Usual time 89.8% 82.0%  
When patients feel uncomfortable with other inhalation devices 16.3% 24.6%  
Knowledge of GOLD spirometric criteria for grading COPD 0.025
Know well 63.3% 60.5%  
Know moderately 16.3% 3.3%  
Know poor 20.4% 36.0%  
Knowledge of GINA spirometric criteria for the diagnosis of asthma NS
Know well 34.7% 24.6%  
Know moderately 57.1% 52.3%  
Know poor 8.2% 23.1%  
Indications for noninvasive mechanical ventilation NS
Know well 67.4% 47.5%  
Know moderately 26.5% 44.3%  
Know poor 6.1% 8.2%  
Indications for noninvasive mechanical ventilation NS
Know well 40.8% 37.7%  
Know moderately 34.7% 19.7%  
Know poor 24.5% 42.6%