Table 1: Knowledge questions responses by family medicine trainees about TCS.

Questions No. (%)
Source of Information about Topical Corticosteroids
Taught at undergraduate level 42 (47.19)
General practice journals 4 (4.49)
Dermatological journals 1 (1.12)
From web based educational activities 14 (15.73)
From pharmaceutical companies 1 (1.12)
Reference books 8 (8.99)
Postgraduate educational activities 9 (10.11)
Others (specify in next slide) 4 (4.49)
Missing 6 (6.74)
Topical Corticosteroids come in Different Formulations
Yes 76 (85.39)
No 2 (2.25)
Not sure 3 (3.37)
Missing 8 (8.99)
How would you Advise Patients to use Topical Corticosteroids?
Sparingly or the smallest amount possible 27 (30.34)
Generously 2 (2.25)
Based on finger -tip unit advise 38 (42.7)
Not sure or did not think about it 14 (15.73)
Others 1 (1.12)
Missing 7 (7.9)
The Most Common Side Effect of Topical Corticosteroid
Stinging/ itching 2 (2.25)
Hypopigmentation or hyperpigmentation 22 (24.72)
Thinning of skin (atrophy) 40 (44.94)
HPA suppression 0 (0)
Growth retardation in children 1 (1.12)
None of the above if used appropriately 13 (14.61)
Not sure 5 (5.62)
Missing 6 (6.74)

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