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Table 3 Results of Likert scales for each assessed task of the EBP steps

From: Development and pilot testing of a tool to assess evidence-based practice skills among French general practitioners

Step NC Completely conform Rather conform Rather not conform Completely not conform
n n % n % n % n %
Formulating a focused question
 Diagnostic 1 0 0.0 3 13.0 9 39.1 10 43.5
 Prognosis 1 2 8.7 7 30.4 5 21.7 8 34.8
 Etiologic 1 1 4.3 15 65.2 3 13.0 3 13.0
 Therapeutic 1 0 0.0 2 8.7 15 65.2 5 21.7
Best information search
 PubMed/MEDLINE 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 17.4 11 47.8
 Guidelines 17 0 0.0 3 13.0 3 13.0 0 0.0
 Free search (Web) 4 4 17.4 4 17.4 7 30.4 3 13.0
Critical appraisal
 Methodological validity 3 1 4.3 2 8.7 9 39.1 8 34.8
 Relevance for patient care 3 0 0.0 1 4.3 12 52.2 7 30.4
 Significance of results 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 17.4 16 69.6
Synthesis and decision
 Diagnostic article 1 1 4.3 8 34.8 12 51.2 1 4.3
 Prognostic article 1 13 56.5 4 17.4 5 21.7 0 0.0
 Etiologic article 1 12 51.2 5 21.7 5 21.7 0 0.0
 Therapeutic article 2 5 21.7 10 43.5 3 13.0 3 13.0
  1. n = number of participants, NC= not completed (missing data)