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Table 4 Results of t-tests and descriptive statistics of evaluation outcomes by ACP initiated within 6 months post training

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

Outcome ACP initiated within 6 months post training Mean Difference (95% CI for Mean Difference)  
No Yes
M SD n M SD n   t df d
Understanding of ACP 3.11 .28 37 3.30 .41 66 −.27 (−.34, −.04) −2.49* 101 −.51
Perceived Skill Competency 2.97 .36 38 3.24 .39 65 −.19 (−.43, −.12) −3.52* 101 −.72
Overall Confidence 2.71 .45 38 3.17 .46 64 −.47 (−.65, −.28) −4.99* 100 −1.02
Positive Behavioural Intention 3.14 .43 38 3.33 .42 65 −.19 (−.36, −.02) −2.16* 101 −.44
Beliefs on benefits of ACP 3.33 .44 38 3.43 .46 65 −.09 (−.28, .09) −1.00 101 −.20
Beliefs that ACP is emotionally draining for all 2.82 .61 38 2.75 .69 65 .06 (−.20, .33) .46 101 .09
Beliefs that ACP is pleasant experience 2.66 .58 38 3.18 .64 66 −.52 (−.77, −.28) −4.19* 102 −.85
  1. * p value < .05 and significant at the .05 level