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Table 5 Differences between residents’ self-reported confidence pre- and post- course (n = 32)

From: Improving obesity management training in family medicine: multi-methods evaluation of the 5AsT-MD pilot course

QuestionsPre-CoursePost-Course95% Confidence IntervalstdfSig. (2-tailed)
1. Asking for a patient’s permission to talk about his/her weight.−0.12 – 0.751.4731.152
2. Assessing a patient’s obesity-related risks and complications.1.880.831.720.63−0.88 – 0.401.3131.201
3. Assessing a patient’s potential root causes of weight gain.2.470.951.970.540.15–0.852.8931.007
4. Advising patients on obesity-related risks and complications.1.910.821.840.68−0.24 – 0.370.4231.677
5. Advising patients on available treatment options for obesity.2.631.042.190.820.07–0.802.4431.021
6. Advising patients on long-term strategies to manage weight.2.590.982.280.77−0.07 – 0.691.6731.106
7. Agreeing with patients on realistic weight-loss expectations.2.130.791.840.81−0.06 – 0.631.6631.107
8. Agreeing with patients on sustainable behavioural/lifestyle goals.2.130.791.910.59−0.07 – 0.501.5631.129
9. Agreeing with patients on goals for health outcomes.2.190.781.810.690.07–0.682.5531.016
10. Assisting patients in addressing their barriers to proper weight management.2.410.951.940.760.08–0.862.4631.020
11. Providing education and resources to encourage patients’ self-management.2.441.012.130.75−0.12 – 0.751.4731.152
12. Counseling patients on physical activity and weight control.2.160.952.130.87−0.32 – 0.380.8331.856
13. Counseling patients on appropriate weight gain during pregnancy.–0.782.2031.035
14. Counseling patients on emotional eating.−0.15 – 0.771.3831.177
15. Counseling patients on weight-related depression and anxiety.–0.933.1431.004
16. Counseling patients on iatrogenic causes of weight gain.2.560.982.090.690.10–0.832.6131.014
17. Counseling patients who have children with obesity.–0.922.4331.021
18. Addressing differences that may come up in your consultation due to culture or beliefs.3.030.972.750.92−0.16 – 0.721.3031.203
19. Addressing weight gain with patients who have multiple co-morbidities.2.340.872.160.68−0.12 – 0.501.2431.226
20. Discussing weight with patients who have a family history of obesity.2.310.862.220.71−0.30 – 0.490.4931.629
21. Discussing weight and lifestyle management with patients who are at risk of obesity.2.250.882.060.72−0.12 – 0.501.2431.226
22. Referring patients with obesity to the appropriate healthcare provider for care.2.381.012.030.650.05–0.642.3531.025
  1. Legend: pre vs. post comparison with paired t-test
  2. 1 = Very Comfortable, 5 = Very Uncomfortable