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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of trainees at the end of training (Pre and Post) vs. 6 months after training (Follow-up)

From: A multi-site study on the impact of an advance care planning workshop on attitudes, beliefs and behavioural intentions over a 6-month period

Characteristics Pre and Posta Follow-up
N = 221   N = 107  
Age = 34.6 years (SD = 7.5 years) = 35.6 years (SD = 7.7 years)
Sex
 Female 166 (75.1%) 81 (75.7%)
 Male 51 (23.1%) 24 (22.3%)
 Unknown 4 (1.8%) 2 (2%)
Race
 Chinese 152 (68.8%) 79 (73.8%)
 Filipino 21 (9.5%) 10 (9.3%)
 Malay 19 (8.6%) 7 (6.5%)
 Indian 17 (7.7%) 7 (6.5%)
 Others 8 (3.6%) 4 (3.7%)
 Unknown 4 (1.8%)
Marital Status
 Single 105 (47.5%) 53 (53.3)
 Married 116 (52.5%) 54 (46.7)
Religion
 Christianity 68 (30.8%) 30 (28.0%)
 Buddhism 42 (19.0%) 22 (20.6%)
 Roman Catholicism 27 (12.2%) 14 (13.1%)
 Islam 21 (9.5%) 8 (7.5%)
 Hinduism 11 (5.0%) 4 (3.7%)
 Taoism 3 (1.4%) 1 (.9%)
 Others 5 (2.3%) 4 (3.7%)
 No Religion 35 (15.8%) 20 (18.7%)
 Unknown 9 (4.1%) 4 (3.7%)
Job Type
 Nurse 94 (42.5%) 49 (45.8%)
 Doctor 71 (32.1%) 25 (24.3%)
 Medical Social Worker 48 (21.7%) 26 (23.4%)
 Unknown 8 (3.6%) 7 (6.5%)
Workplace
 Acute Hospital 137 (62.0%) 66 (61.7%)
 Community Care 42 (19.0%) 23 (21.5%)
 Community Hospital 13 (5.9%) 6 (5.6%)
 Polyclinics 11 (5.0%) 5 (4.7%)
 Others 5 (2.3%) 2 (1.9%)
 Unknown 13 (5.9%) 5 (4.7%)
Total Years of Practice = 5.3 years (SD = 5.1 years)   = 5.3 years (SD = 5.1 years)
  1. Note: Community hospitals provide short-term therapy and treatment after patients have been discharged from an acute hospital. As the name implies, an acute hospital is one that sees medical cases of higher/increasing complexity
  2. a As the survey was administered once prior to the start (Pre) and another time immediately after (Post) the 1-day course, demographic profile was the same for both Pre and Post