Do pediatricians independently manage common neurologic problems?
Quality educational programs should ensure that pediatricians possess current knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes in child neurology. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between pediatricians' self-confidence in neurology and their frequency of referral of children to neurologists. We distributed a questionnaire to pediatricians and pediatric trainees for self-assessment of their (1) knowledge and skill in performing a neurologic examination, (2) ability to interpret neurologic findings, (3) knowledge of factual information about diseases of the nervous system, (4) ability to determine the need for investigations, and (5) ability to develop a positive attitude toward neurologic diseases. While pediatricians had significantly (P