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Table 2 Levels of implementation of EBM-skills and advocacy uptake

From: Training of patient and consumer representatives in the basic competencies of evidence-based medicine: a feasibility study

  Self-help group representatives
(n = 54)
Professional counsellors
(n = 64)
Patient advocates
(n = 36)
Others
(n = 7)
Total
(n = 161)
Lost to follow-up 10 11 5 1 27 (17)
Did not finish the training course 2 0 3 0 5 (3)
Follow-up interview 42 53 28 6 129 (80)
Implementation*       
Level 0 16 18 8 3 45 (35)
Level 1 4 3 2 1 10 (8)
Level 2 7 22 8 2 39 (30)
Level 3 5 4 5 0 14 (11)
Level 4 10 6 5 0 21 (16)
Additional uptake of advocacy activities 15 9 6 0 30 (23)
  1. Values are numbers (percentage)
  2. * For explanation of levels of implementation see Methods and Additional file 2. Higher levels indicate more implementation.