Table 1. Demographic details and clinical exposure and previous training or education in managing FI
Demographicsn (%)
Sex
 Male221 (19.8)
 Female894 (80.2)
Practice location
 Metropolitan650 (61.0)
 Regional372 (34.9)
 Remote44 (4.1)
Specific area(s) of clinical interest
 Women’s Health716 (64.0)
 Antenatal care361 (32.3)
 Dermatology208 (18.6)
 Aged care178 (15.9)
 Paediatrics397 (35.5)
 Other201 (18.0)
 No specific area of clinical interest232 (20.7)
Clinical exposure, previous training , or education in managing FI
Training or education received for FI management
 None406 (32.0)
 Small amount752 (59.3)
 Moderate amount97 (7.6)
 Substantial amount10 (0.8)
 Large amount4 (0.3)
Training or education received for UI management
 None53 (4.2)
 Small amount670 (52.5)
 Moderate amount471 (36.9)
 Substantial amount74 (5.8)
 Large amount8 (0.6)
Training or education received for managing ‘bowel problems’
 None129 (10.2)
 Small amount609 (48.0)
 Moderate amount442 (34.8)
 Substantial amount81 (6.4)
 Large amount9 (0.7)
GP wishing to receive more training and/or education
 No65 (5.1)
 Yes1206 (94.9)
 By face-to-face lectures606 (50.2)
 By online courses502 (41.6)
 By reading material325 (26.9)
 By DVD175 (14.5)
  • Totals for individual items may not equal 1285 owing to missing data. FI = faecal incontinence. UI = urinary incontinence.