This study will aim at recognizing the perspectives of Lebanese pediatricians regarding child development surveillance, in order to understand their viewpoints regarding surveillance and how they integrate it or not in their practice. It will also aim at comparing the viewpoints of pediatricians in the community with those whose clinics are based in academic medical institutions. This will therefore be helpful when drafting policies and national guidelines that need to understand the current practice and take into account the viewpoints of Lebanese general pediatricians who will eventually implement these guidelines.
Pediatricians across Lebanon and institutions will be contacted via phone or email and will be invited to undergo a 45 to 75 minute online interview via Webex or Zoom whichever is available and at their own private location choice offices/clinics/home.
Qualitative study, primary outcome: Pediatricians perspectives regarding surveillance of developmental milestones in Lebanon
Setting: Pediatric clinics in 5 regions in Lebanon
Sample: Non-probability sampling, 10 community pediatricians, 2 from each of the 5 different regions of Lebanon, or until reaching saturation, and 10 academic pediatricians from the main university hospitals in Lebanon affiliated with the 5 medical schools present in Lebanon (AUBMC, LAUMC, Hotel Dieu de France, Saint George’s university medical center, Al Makassed Hospital and Rafik Hariri University Hospital).
Inclusion criteria: Practicing Lebanese pediatricians working in Lebanon, at least 2 years of experience.