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Table 1 The questionnaire and percentage of responses

From: The perception of allergen-specific immunotherapy among pediatricians in the primary care setting

N Item Percent
1 AITs is :
  a. a treatment to contrast the allergen-related symptoms in general 32.7
b. a target organ treatment (rhinitis/asthma) 10
c. an alternative to pharmacotherapy 1.6
d. a complementary adjunct when pharmacotherapy is not sufficient to control symptoms 55.7
2 Do you consider AIT useful/effective in allergic rhinitis?
  a. Yes, always. 8.6
b. Yes, in most cases 44.5
c. Only in selected cases 34.4
d. No 12.5
3 Do you consider AIT useful/effective in allergic bronchial asthma?
  a. Yes, always. 17.3
b. Yes, in most cases 49.6
c. Only in selected cases 31.5
d. No 1.6
4 According to your clinical practice, does AIT result in a pharmaco-economic saving?
  a. Yes, always. 37.5
b. Only in selected cases 49.2
c. No 4.7
d. No opinion 8.6
5 Do you think that AIT adds clinical beneficial effects to standard treatment?
  a. Yes, always. 47.6
b. Only in selected cases 43.7
c. No 6.3
d. No opinion 2.4
6 Based on your experience/literature, do you think that AIT can prevent the onset of new sensitizations?
  a. Yes, always. 24.2
b. Only in selected cases 33.6
c. No 26.6
d. No opinion 15.6
7 Based on your experience/literature, do you think that AIT can modify the progression of disease?
  a. Yes, always. 30.7
b. Only in selected cases 59.8
c. No 9.5
d. No opinion 0
8 Based on your experience and literature, do you think that SCIT and SLIT are equivalent for safety?
  a. Yes 22.8
b. NO, SCIT is better than SLIT 12.6
c. NO, SLIT is better than SCIT 56.7
d. No opinion 7.9
9 When a children is prescribed with AIT by the specialist, which is your attitude?
  a. Agree at all 78.4
b. I require more details 18.4
c. Disagree 1.6
d. Indifferent 1.6
10 Based on your experience and literature, do you think that SCIT and SLIT are equally effective?
  a. Yes 45.3
b. No, SCIT is better than SLIT 23.4
c. No, SLIT is better than SCIT 10.2
d. Do not know 21.1
11 Do you think that more interest should be deserved to AIT in the congresses you usually attend?
  a. Yes 92.9
b. No 7.1
12 In international guidelines for rhinitis (ARIA) and asthma (GINA) is AIT mentioned?
  a. Yes, in both 55.4
b. No 24.8
c. Only in ARIA guidelines 8.3
d. Only in GINA guidelines 11.6