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Table 5 Results of t-tests and descriptive statistics of evaluation outcomes by ACP completed 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 completed 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 3.17 .33 66 3.29 .42 36 −.12 (−.27, .03) −1.53 100 −.32
Perceived Skill Competency 3.04 .37 67 3.27 .38 35 −.23 (−.39, −.08) −2.97* 100 −.62
Overall Confidence 2.86 .49 66 3.21 .44 35 −.34 (−.54, −.15) −3.48* 99 −.73
Positive Behavioural Intention 3.17 .41 66 3.38 .41 36 −.21 (−.38, −.04) −2.49* 100 −.52
Beliefs on benefits of ACP 3.33 .45 67 3.49 .45 35 −.16 (−.34, .03) −1.69 100 −.35
Beliefs that ACP is emotionally draining for all 2.83 .62 66 2.69 .67 36 .14 (−.12, .40) 1.05 100 .22
Beliefs that ACP is pleasant experience 2.78 .62 67 3.31 .58 36 −.53 (−.78, −.28) −4.22* 101 −.87
  1. * p value < .05 and significant at the .05 level