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Table 3 Changes in EBP knowledge and skills of the EBP group in each item of the AFT over time periods

From: Effectiveness of the tailored Evidence Based Practice training program for Filipino physical therapists: a randomized controlled trial

Questions in the AFT Pre training scores Post training 3 months post training
(median, IQR) (median, IQR) (median, IQR)
EBP group Waitlist control Pre training EBP group Waitlist control Post training EBP group Waitlist control 3 months post training
(N = 27) (N = 27) (p value) (N = 27) (N = 27) (p value) (N = 27) (N = 27) (p value)
Q1 (0–12 points) 5.0 (3.0- 7.8) 5.0 (3.0-6.0) 0.41 10.0 (9.0-12.0) 6.0 (3.0- 8.8) 0.0001* 9.0 (9.0-12.0) 4.0 (3.0-6.8) 0.0001*
Writing a focused question using the PICO
Q2 (0–24) 6.0 (4.0-8.0) 7.0 (0.0-10.0) 0.87 8.0 (6.0-13.5) 6.0 (2.0-10.0) 0.1036 8.0 (6.0-13) 4.0 (2.0-7.5) 0.0006*
Sources of information; advantages and disadvantages
Q3 (0–24) 0.0 (0.0-6.0) 0.0 (0.0-5.3) 0.98 12.0 (12.0-12.0) 0.0 (0.0-6.0) <0.0001* 12.0 (6.0-12.0) 0.0 (0.0-2.3) 0.0005*
Study design that would answer the question
Q4 (0–24) 0.0 (0.0-2.3) 0.0 (0.0-7.5) 0.48 12.0 (6.0-15.5) 0.0 (0.0-6.0) 0.0001* 8.0 (6.5-14.0) 0.0 (0.0-3.0) <0.0001*
Search strategy
Q5 (0–24) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.96 5.0 (5.0-14.0) 0.0 (0.0-5.0) 0.0002* 5.0 (0.0-14) 0.0 (0.0-4.5) 0.0038*
How is relevance of the study determined?
Q6 (0–24) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.77 10.0 (5.0-10.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) <0.0001* 5.0 (0.0-10.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0005*
How is validity of the study determined?
Q7 (0–24) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.70 5.0 (5.0-9.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) 0.0001* 5.0 (1.3-5.0) 0.0 (0.0-0.0) <0.0001*
How are magnitude and significance determined?
  1. *significant p value; Mann- Whitney U test was used to calculate for differences between groups.