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Table 4 Changes in EBP attitudes

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

Attitudes questions Pre-training Post training 3 months post training
EBP Control P value EBP Control P value EBP Control P value
(N = 27) (N = 27) (N = 27) (N = 27) (N = 27) (N = 27)
Clinical practice should be based on the best available evidence Agree 26 27 >0.05 26 26 >0.05 26 27 >0.05
(96.3%) (100%) (96.3%) (96.3%) (96.3%) (100%)
Disagree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither 1 0 1 1 1 0
(3.7%) (3.7%) (3.7%) (3.7%)
We should change our practice if good quality evidence suggests we should Agree 25 20 <0.05 27 23 >0.05* 26 23 >0.05
(92.6%) (74.1%) (100%) (85.2%) (96.3%) (85.2%)
Disagree 0 0 0 0 0 0
Neither 2 7 0 4 1 4
(7.4%) (25.9%) (14.8%) (3.7%) (14.8%)
I would find it difficult to change what I already do in clinical practice Agree 2 5 >0.05 0 4 <0.05* 2 3 >0.05
(7.4%) (18.5%) (14.8%) (7.4%) (11.1%)
Disagree      22 16
(81.5%) (52.3%)
Neither 8 7 2 4 3 8
(29.6%) (25.9%) (7.4%) (14.8%) (11.1%) (29.6%)
I have support form management to undertake EBP Agree 11 10 >0.05 18 12 >0.05 15 15 >0.05
(40.7%) (37.0%) (66.7%) (44.4%) (55.6%) (55.6%)
Disagree 2 2 0 1 4 0
(7.4%) (7.4%) (3.7%) (14.8%)
Neither 11 15 9 14 8 12
(40.7%) (55.6%) (33.3%) (51.6%) (29.6%) (44.4%)
I would lack confidence in undertaking a literature search Agree 9 17 <0.05* 1 7 <0.05* 0 11 <0.05*
(33.3%) (63.0%) (3.7%) (25.9%)   (40.7%)
Disagree 6 4 25 14 26 9
(22.2%) (14.8%) (92.6%) (51.6%) (96.3%) (33.3%)
Neither 12 6 1 6 1 7
(44.4%) (22.2%) (3.7%) (22.2%) (3.7%) (25.9%)
I would feel confident in undertaking a critical appraisal Agree 2 2 >0.05 24 14 <0.05* 24 9 <0.05*
(7.4%) (7.4%) (88.9%) (51.6%) (88.9%) (33.3%)
Disagree 17 13 0 6 0 9
(63.0%) (48.1%) (22.2%) (33.3%)
Neither 8 12 3 7 3 9
(29.6%) (44.4%) (11.1%) (25.9%) (11.1%) (33.3%)
  1. *significant p value; Chi-Square test of proportion was used to calculate for p values.