Application of latent class analysis in assessing the awareness, attitude, practice and satisfaction of paediatricians on sleep disorder management in children in Italy

L. Nosetti, M.G. Paglietti, L. Brunetti, L. Masini, S. La Grutta, G. Cilluffo, G. Ferrante, M. Zaffanello, E. Verrillo, M. Pavone, A.C. Niespolo, G. Broggi, R. Cutrera, IPRS (SIMRI)Task Force on Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB-TF)

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Abstract

Aim: To identify subgroups regarding paediatricians' awareness, attitude, practice and satisfaction about management of Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) in Italy using Latent Class Analysis (LCA). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on a large sample of Italian paediatricians. Using a self-administered questionnaire, the study collected information on 420 Paediatric Hospital Paediatricians (PHPs) and 594 Family Care Paediatricians (FCPs). LCA was used to discover underlying response patterns, thus allowing identification of respondent groups with similar awareness, attitude, practice and satisfaction. A logistic regression model was used to investigate which independent variables influenced latent class membership. Analyses were performed using R 3.5.2 software. A p-value
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Article
  • awareness
  • child
  • child health care
  • clinical practice
  • cross-sectional study
  • human
  • Italy
  • latent class analysis
  • medical education
  • otorhinolaryngology
  • pediatrician
  • physician attitude
  • probability
  • pulmonologist
  • satisfaction
  • sleep disordered breathing
  • child care
  • controlled study
  • electronic health record
  • general practitioner
  • health education
  • hospital physician
  • job satisfaction
  • medical examination
  • pediatric hospital
  • pilot study
  • predictive value
  • professional development
  • attitude to health
  • education
  • hospital
  • pediatrics
  • practice guideline
  • psychology
  • questionnaire
  • Child
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Hospitals, Pediatric
  • Humans
  • Latent Class Analysis
  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatrics
  • Personal Satisfaction
  • Pilot Projects
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

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