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Table 2

Clinical assessment skills of participants: general versus pediatric orthopedic surgeons.

Questionnaire item General orthopedic surgeons
Pediatric orthopedic surgeons
Chi-square test
N % N % P-value Sig.
Q1: How often do you take a comprehensive “birth” history from a child with CP?
 Regularly/Frequently 84 68 93 93 <0.001 HS
 Occasionally/Never 39 32 7 7
Q2: How often do you perform clinical gait assessment for CP children?
 Regularly/Frequently 78 63 87 87 <0.001 HS
 Occasionally/Never 40 32 7 7
 I am satisfied with a comprehensive couch examination 5 4 6 6
Q3: How do you routinely assess your CP child for the presence of equinus contracture?
 I dorsiflex the foot above plantigrade, with the hindfoot in neutral and the knee extended 23 19 8 8 0.022 S
 In addition I repeat the same above-mentioned maneuver but with a flexed knee “Silverskiold test” 100 81 92 92
Q4: How often do you consult a pediatric neurologist/neurologist when managing CP children?
 Regularly/Frequently 71 58 71 71 0.048 S
 Occasionally/Never 51 42 29 29
Q5: How often do you consult a pediatrician when managing CP children?
 Regularly/Frequently 61 50 43 43 0.326 NS
 Occasionally/Never 62 50 57 57

N number, CP cerebral palsy, HS highly significant, S significant, NS non-significant.

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