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Table 4 Perceived need for additional frailty assessment and training score across disciplines/professions

From: Surgical frailty assessment: a missed opportunity

  Nurses Surgeons Allied health Total
Number of respondents 16 20 13 49
I would benefit from further training on how the CFS tool can be used to improve care in my frail patients 10/12 (83.3%) 4.3 12/16 (75.0%) 3.8 7/8 (87.5%) 4.0 29/36 (80.6%) 4.0
I would benefit from further training in how to conduct frailty assessments 12/16 (75.0%) 3.9 12/20 (60.0%) 3.6 7/11 (63.6%) 3.7 31/47 (66.0%) 3.7
  1. Not all respondents answered all questions. Each item above represents all people who strongly agreed or agreed (numerator) divided by the number of responses to that question (denominator). The mean score (1 = “Strongly disagree”, 3 = “Neither agree nor disagree”, and 5 = “Strongly agree”) is reported below