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Table 5 Pre and post mean scores in the EBP Implementation Scale (n = 16)

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

EBP Implementation Scale
Question: How often have you… Mean pre Mean post Mean Difference CI 95% Sig.
Use evidence to change my practice? 2.3 2.5 0.2 (0.2 to 0.6) 0.31
Informally discussed evidence from a research study? 2.6 3.2 0.6 (0.0 to 1.2) 0.04**
Shared evidence from a research study with a patient/family? 1.9 2.4 0.5 (0.0 to 1.0) 0.05
Shared a clinical/EBP guideline with colleagues? 2.2 2.4 0.2 (− 0.5 to 0.7) 0.72
Read and critically appraised a clinical research study? 2.2 2.7 0.5 (− 0.2 to 1.2) 0.16
Critically appraised evidence from a research study? 1.7 2.4 0.7 (0.1 to 1.3) 0.02**
Used a clinical/EBP guideline or systematic review to change practice? 1.6 1.5 −0.1 (− 0.4 to 0.5) 0.76
Evaluated the outcomes of a practice change? 1.3 1.4 0.1 (−0.3 to 0.5) 0.48
Shared research evidence with a multi-disciplinary team member? 1.7 2.7 1.0 (0.5 to 1.5) 0.00**
Accessed the Cochrane database of systematic reviews? 1.6 2.1 0.5 (0.1 to 0.9) 0.02**
Shared evidence from a study to more than 2 colleagues 1.4 2.3 0.9 (0.5 to 1.4) 0.00**
Generated a PICO question about my clinical practice? 1.2 2.2 1.0(0.4 to 1.6) 0.00**
Accessed national guidelines? 1.8 2.2 0.4 (0.0 to 0.7) 0.05
  1. ** statistically significant (p < 0.05)