Table 3.

Ratings of Content Appropriateness of American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) Self-Assessment Module (SAM) Knowledge Assessment (KA) from 2006 to 2016

Module nameContent Was Presented at an Appropriate Level, Mean (95% CI)
20062007200820092010201120122013201420152016*
Diabetes5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)
Hypertension5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.0–5.1)
Asthma5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.1)
Coronary artery disease4.8 (4.8–4.9)4.8 (4.8–4.9)4.9 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.9–4.9)4.9 (4.9–4.9)4.9 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.9–4.9)4.9 (4.8–4.9)4.8 (4.7–4.8)4.8 (4.7–4.8)
Depression5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.1)4.9 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.8–4.9)4.9 (4.9–5.0)
Heart failure5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.0 (5.0–5.1)4.9 (4.9–5.0)
Pain management5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.2–5.2)5.2 (5.2–5.2)5.2 (5.2–5.3)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.2–5.3)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.0–5.1)
Well child care4.8 (4.8–4.9)4.8 (4.8–4.9)4.8 (4.8–4.9)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.2–5.3)5.3 (5.2–5.3)5.2 (5.2–5.3)5.2 (5.2–5.3)5.2 (5.2–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.3)
Health behavior5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.2–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.2–5.3)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.0)
Maternity care5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.2 (5.1–5.2)5.2 (5.1–5.3)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.1–5.2)5.1 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.0–5.2)
Care of vulnerable elders5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)
Childhood illness5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)
Cerebrovascular disease5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (5.0–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)5.0 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.9–5.0)4.8 (4.7–4.9)
Preventive care5.1 (5.1–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.0)5.0 (5.0–5.1)5.0 (5.0–5.0)4.9 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.9–5.0)
Hospital medicine4.9 (4.8–5.1)5.0 (4.9–5.0)4.9 (4.8–4.9)4.8 (4.7–4.8)4.8 (4.7–4.9)
Mental health4.9 (4.8–5.0)4.8 (4.8–4.9)4.8 (4.7–4.9)4.7 (4.6–4.8)4.8 (4.7–4.9)
  • The ratings are on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 6 (strongly agree) with 95% confidential interval (CI) in parentheses.

  • * Data from January 2016 to July 2016.

  • The ratings of these 4 SAMs were rescaled from 1 to 4 to 1 to 6.