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Table 4 Healthcare Workers’ Delirium Recognition, Their Knowledge about Delirium and Strain in Caring for Delirious Patients in the Pretest and Posttest Phase (n = 57a)

From: The effect of an interactive delirium e-learning tool on healthcare workers’ delirium recognition, knowledge and strain in caring for delirious patients: a pilot pre-test/post-test study

Variable Pretest phase (n = 57) Posttest phase (n = 57) P-value
Delirium recognition – ability to identify delirium    
Cases, n correct (%)    
 Dementia 41 (71.9) 44 (77.2) 0.55b
 Hypoactive delirium 26 (45.6) 37 (64.9) 0.04b
 Hyperactive delirium 41 (71.9) 53 (93.0) 0.007b
 Dementia + hyper-/hypoactive delirium 49 (86.0) 45 (78.9) 0.31b
Total DR score, mean (SD) (range 0–4) 2.7 (1.1) 3.1 (0.9) 0.04c
Knowledge about delirium    
 Total DKQ score, mean (SD) (range 0–35) 28.3 (4.5) 31.7 (2.6) <0.001c
Strain in caring for delirious patients    
 Total SCDI score, mean (SD) (range 20–80) 50.9 (9.2) 51.2 (8.4) 0.46c
 Subscore hypoactive behavior, mean (SD) (range 3–12) 7.3 (1.8) 6.9 (1.7) 0.29c
 Subscore hypoalert behavior, mean (SD) (range 4–16) 8.9 (2.1) 8.8 (1.7) 0.84c
 Subscore fluctuating course/psychoneurotic behavior,    
 mean (SD) (range 5–20) 11.2 (2.9) 11.3 (3.0) 0.51c
 Subscore hyperactive/hyperalert behavior, mean (SD) 23.7 (4.2) 23.9 (4.2) 0.71c
 (range 8–32)    
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, DR delirium recognition, DKQ Delirium Knowledge Questionnaire, SCDI Strain of Care for Delirium Index
  2. aThis type of analysis included only the healthcare workers who completed minimum 1 module of the delirium e-learning tool
  3. bMcNemar test
  4. cPaired t-test