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Table 2 CAP skills to be included on GEM curriculum

From: Teaching undergraduate medical students Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP): a Delphi study on curriculum content

Rank R2 Skill items % scoring “important” or “definitely necessary” Mean R2 SD R2
R1 R2
1 Communicate with CYP/ families in a developmentally appropriate way 96% 100% 4.84 .37
2 Assess suicidality 100% 100% 4.84 .37
3 Assess suspected sexual/physical abuse 100% 100% 4.79 .42
4 Interview parents and take a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric history 96% 95% 4.68 .58
5 Assess mental state in CYP 96% 100% 4.68 .48
6 Interview children 100% 95% 4.63 .60
7 Interview adolescents 100% 95% 4.63 .60
8 Differentiate between normal and pathological behaviour in CYP 96% 95% 4.61 .61
9 Make a formulation, consider differential diagnoses and treatment 96% 95% 4.58 .61
10 Recognize/assess common mental health problems in CYP 87% 95% 4.47 .61
11 Interview families 83% 90% 4.32 .67
12 Break bad news 77% 89% 4.28 .67
13 Manage agitated patients 78% 79% 4.11 .74
14 Manage common behaviour problems 78% 83% 4.06 .80
15 Accurately screen CYP for mental health problems 83% 74% 3.95 .97
16 Recognize factors that may be influencing the presentation, course or compliance with treatment 83% 84% 3.95 .52
17 Make a referral to specialist CAMHS/explain CYP and families 61% 53% 3.63 1.12
18 Monitor medication in accordance with evidence based guidelines 57% 37% 3.11 .99
19 Deliver basic/supportive psychotherapy 44% 32% 3.05 .97
20 Start medication in accordance with evidence based guidance 51% 21% 2.89 .94