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Table 3 Mean subscale scores on the PABS-PT pre- and post-elective Pain Elective (PE) or Other Elective (OE)

From: Evaluation of pain knowledge and attitudes and beliefs from a pre-licensure physical therapy curriculum and a stand-alone pain elective

PABS-PT Pain Elective (PE), N = 30 Other Elective (OE), N = 26
Subscale Time Mean (SD) 95% confidence interval Time Mean (SD) 95% confidence interval
Lower Upper Lower Upper
Biomedical Pre 33.2 (6.2) 30.8 35.7 Pre 34.4 (5.4) 32.1 36.6
Post 26.1 (5.6)
*p < 0.001
23.8 28.4 Post 33.8 (4.0)
ns, p = 0.49
32.1 35.4
Biopsychosocial Pre 35.3 (3.1) 34.1 36.5 Pre 34.4 (4.3) 32.7 32.9
Post 38.3 (3.5) *p = 0.003 82.4 39.7 Post 34.5 (3.6)
ns, P = 0.95
32.9 35.9
  1. Pain elective pre-post paired t-test for each subscale, other elective pre-post paired t-test for each subscale