TABLE 2

Pediatrician Self-reported Use of Developmental Screening Methods, 2002 and 2009

VariablePeriodic Survey 53 (2002)Periodic Survey 74 (2009)P
n%n%
Clinical assessment without screening tool
    Always/almost always40171.031260.5
    Sometimes7914.08316.1
    Rarely/never8515.012123.4.000
Clinical assessment guided by the Denver or other instrument
    Always/almost always18533.222142.7
    Sometimes22340.014628.0
    Rarely/never15026.915129.2.000
Informal checklist
    Parents
        Always/almost always8215.314027.9
        Sometimes11822.110921.8
        Rarely/never33562.625250.3.000
    You/staff
        Always/almost always20036.718937.3
        Sometimes10318.98617.0
        Rarely/never24244.423245.8.712
Formal screening
    BINS
        Always/almost always122.492.3
        Sometimes428.3328.0
        Rarely/never45289.335789.7.983
    Denver II
        Always/almost always7714.18018.3
        Sometimes14025.710022.9
        Rarely/never32860.225758.8.173
    Ages & Stages Questionnaire
        Always/almost always377.39922.4
        Sometimes295.77917.9
        Rarely/never44087.026359.6.000
    PEDS
        Always/almost always122.46815.9
        Sometimes285.65613.1
        Rarely/never46092.030571.1.000
Use 1 or more formal screening tool (always/almost always)
    Yes13023.025747.7
    No43577.028252.3.000
  • Denver indicates the Denver Developmental Screening Test; BINS, Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener; PEDS, Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status.