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Table 4 Pre and post mean scores for individual items in the EPIC Scale (n = 16)

From: The impact of a small-group educational intervention for allied health professionals to enhance evidence-based practice: mixed methods evaluation

Evidence-based Practice Confidence (EPIC) Scale
How confident are you in your ability to: Mean pre Mean post Mean difference CI 95% Sig.
Identify a gap in your knowledge 78 79 1.3 (6.4 to 9.1) 0.78
Formulate a question 66 82 16.2 (11.5 to 20.9) 0.00**
Conduct an online search 61 82 20.6 (12.0 to 29.2) 0.00**
Critically appraise study methods 56 73 17.1 (8.2 to 26.1) 0.00**
Interpret study results 33 64 31.2 (24.0 to 38.5) 0.00**
Determine if evidence applies to patient 63 81 18.1 (11.6 to 24.6) 0.00**
Ask your patient about preferences 72 82 9.4 (0.1 to 18.6) 0.04**
Decide on a course of action 64 77 12.5 (4.6 to 20.4) 0.00**
Evaluate your course of action 62 77 15.0 (5.2 to 24.7) 0.00**
  1. ** statistically significant (p < 0.05)