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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.