Table 1

Median ratings for importance, knowledge, confidence, skill and prior teaching by paediatric trainees from Northern Ireland comparing managing neonatal, paediatric, adolescent and adult patients

TopicNo of responsesImportanceKnowledgeConfidenceSkillPrior teaching
Managing neonatal patients (<4/52)5354444
Managing paediatric patients (1 month to 9 years)5354444
Managing adolescent patients (10–19 years old)5353333
Managing adult patients (>20)5333333
  • Using a 5-point Likert scale (1-strongly disagree, 5-strongly agree), the participants rated their perceived importance, knowledge, confidence, skill and previous teaching.