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Table 2 Self-Reported change in proficiency at 6 month follow up (T2 compared to T1)

From: Managing dental emergencies: A descriptive study of the effects of a multimodal educational intervention for primary care providers at six months

 

% worse

% unchanged

% improved (CI)

p-value

proficient in describing a dental emergency to a Dentist

1.2

21.6

77.2 (71-83)

<0.001

able to assess the urgency of a dental emergency presenting to ED

1.1

32.2

66.7 (60-74)

<0.001

able to give appropriate dental local anaesthesia

 

17.8

82.2 (77-88)

<0.001

able to control haemorrhage from inside the mouth

6.1

37.3

56.6 (46-64)

<0.001

able to place sutures correctly inside the mouth

3.9

42.3

53.8 (47-61)

<0.001

Can provide appropriate emergency treatment and management for:

 avulsed or displaced permanent tooth

1.2

22.7

76.1 (70-82)

<0.001

 avulsed or displaced primary tooth

1.7

20.6

77.7 (72-84)

<0.001

 a dental infection

5.0

36.1

58.9 (52-66)

<0.001

 dental trauma

2.3

18.3

79.4 (74-85)

<0.001

 pericoronitis*

4.4

39.4

56.2 (49-63)

<0.001

  1. * “Dummy” question included to support construct reliability.