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Table 4 The Pain Knowledge Scores of Both Groups Before and After Receiving Pain Instruction

From: Multimedia-assisted instruction on pain assessment learning of new nurses: a quasi-experimental study

Topic Control group (n = 39) Experimental group (n = 47)
Pre-test
Mean ± SD
Post-test
Mean ± SD
Improve
Mean ± SD
t-value Pre-test
Mean ± SD
Post-test
Mean ± SD
Improve
Mean ± SD
t-value
1. Pain assessment 2.41 ± 0.50 2.44 ± 0.64 0.03 ± 0.58 0.27 2.61 ± 0.49 2.80 ± 0.40 0.20 ± 0.51 2.45*
2. Pain treatment 1.72 ± 0.72 1.85 ± 0.67 0.13 ± 0.83 0.96 1.81 ± 0.74 2.00 ± 0.51 0.19 ± 0.74 1.77
3. Pain medication 2.77 ± 0.43 2.79 ± 0.47 0.03 ± 0.58 0.27 2.67 ± 0.52 2.83 ± 0.38 0.15 ± 0.56 1.86
Overall scale 6.90 ± 0.97 7.08 ± 0.90 0.18 ± 1.12 1.00 7.07 ± 0.93 7.73 ± 0.67 0.66 ± 0.88 4.77**
  1. Improve improvement between tests, SD standard deviation; *p < .05, **p < .01