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Table 4 Competency gaps* in CV risk assessment (n = 150)

From: Issues and challenges in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular risk factors: Assessing the needs of cardiologists

  Current Desired Gap Academic Gap Community Gap
Estimating incremental risk incurred by conditional risk factors 3.84 4.59 0.75 0.83 0.67
Estimating cardiovascular risk in primary prevention 4.14 4.75 0.61 0.73 0.48
Estimating incremental risk incurred by predisposing risk factors 4.07 4.67 0.60 0.68 0.52
Identifying conditional cardiovascular risk factors 4.07 4.65 0.59 0.67 0.51
Estimating cardiovascular risk in secondary prevention 4.29 4.75 0.46 0.56 0.36
Identifying predisposing cardiovascular risk factors 4.41 4.78 0.37 0.45 0.29
Identifying major independent cardiovascular risk factors 4.49 4.79 0.30 0.37 0.23
  1. Self-assessment scale: 1 to 5. 1 = Low competence and 5 = High competence.
  2. *Competency gaps are identified when the self-assessment of current competency is substantively lower than desired competency. If the gap between desired and current competencies is >1, then the gap is considered as substantive [18].