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Table 4 Number (%) of GP/FPs reporting different levels of agreement with belief statements about primary care management of children and youth with psychosocial problems

From: Family physicians' involvement and self-reported comfort and skill in care of children with behavioral and emotional problems: a population-based survey

Belief* Level of Agreement
  Strongly Disagree (Rating 1–2) N (%) Neutral Range (Rating 3–5) N (%) Strongly Agree (Rating 6–7) N (%)
1 270 (68.2) 121 (30.5) 5 (1.3)
2 19 (4.8) 245 (61.7) 133 (33.5)
3 252 (63.5) 73 (34.5) 8 (2.0)
4 61 (15.4) 232 (58.8) 102 (25.8)
  1. * Belief statements:
  2. 1. These problems/conditions are usually mild and transient, so specific intervention or treatment is not usually required.
  3. 2. These problems/conditions are usually related to stresses in the family which are hard to manage.
  4. 3. The role of primary care physician should be very limited with these kinds of problems/ conditions.
  5. 4. Diagnosis/evaluation of these problems is often subjective and difficult.