Clinical Research Details

Descriptive Information
The Perspectives of Pediatricians about Routine Developmental Surveillance of Children aged 5 years and Below in Lebanon

Lama Charafeddine

Completed- Has Results


  • Alia Dani
  • Gladys Honein
Fatima Nasser
Extension: 5599
Conditions and Keywords
pediatrician opinion,developmental screening
child development,surveillance,screening,pediatricians perspective,qualitative study
Study Design
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Eligibility and IRB

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‚Äôs 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.