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Table 5 Pre- and post-test mean scores of participants’ domain-specific knowledge, by sex, age and years in service

From: A training for health care workers to integrate hepatitis B care and treatment into routine HIV care in a high HBV burden, poorly resourced region of Uganda: the ‘2for1’ project

  Pre-test score Post-test score  
Variable Category Frequency
n (%)
Mean (Standard deviation) Mean (Standard deviation) p- value
Epidemiology and Transmission
Gender Male 20 (45.5%) 9.0 (1.5) 9.4(0.9) 0.05
Female 24 (54.5%) 8.2 (1.8) 9.5 (0.7) 0.001
Age (years)  ≤ 30 22 (50.0%) 8.5 (1.5) 9.3 (0.6) 0.008
 > 30 22 (50.0%) 8.5 (1.9) 9.5 (0.9) 0.007
Duration in service (years)  ≤ 5 24 (54.5%) 8.8 (1.5) 9.5 (0.8) 0.008
 > 5 20 (45.5%) 8.2 (1.8) 9.4 (0.8) 0.006
Health facility Arua 28 (64.0%) 8.6 (1.5) 9.4 (0.8) 0.016
Koboko 16 (36.0%) 8.4 (1.8) 9.6 (0.8) 0.002
Natural history of HBV
Gender Male 20 (45.5%) 4.5 (1.5) 5.2 (1.5) 0.131
Female 24 (54.5%) 3.6 (1.9) 4.3 (1.7) 0.046
Age (years)  ≤ 30 22 (50.0%) 4.0 (1.6) 4.2 (1.4) 0.535
 > 30 22 (50.0%) 4.0 (1.9) 5.2 (1.7) 0.004
Duration in service (years)  ≤ 5 24 (54.5%) 4.0 (1.6) 4.7 (1.7) 0.044
 > 5 20 (45.5%) 4.1 (1.9) 4.7 (1.6) 0.124
Health facility Arua 28 (64.0%) 3.8 (1.9) 4.7 (1.8) 0.008
Koboko 16 (36.0%) 4.4 (1.4) 4.6 (1.5) 0.628
Diagnosis of HBV
Gender Male 20 (45.5%) 2.9 (1.3) 3.0 (1.2) 0.649
Female 24 (54.5%) 2.0 (0.9) 2.1 (1.1) 0.869
Age (years)  ≤ 30 22 (50.0%) 2.1 (1.0) 2.7 (1.2) 0.589
 > 30 22 (50.0%) 2.7 (1.2) 2.7 (1.3) 1.000
Duration in service (years)  ≤ 5 24 (54.5%) 2.5 (1.1) 2.7 (1.3) 0.462
 > 5 20 (45.5%) 2.4 (1.1) 2.3 (1.2) 0.847
Health facility Arua 28 (64.0%) 2.3 (1.1) 2.5 (1.2) 0.312
Koboko 16 (36.0%) 2.4 (1.2) 2.6 (1.3) 0.509
Treatment of HBV
Gender Male 20 (45.5%) 6.1 (1.4) 7.2 (1.0) 0.001
Female 24 (54.5%) 4.9 (1.4) 6.8 (1.2)  < 0.001
Age (years)  ≤ 30 22 (50.0%) 5.3 (1.8) 6.9 (1.2)  < 0.001
 > 30 22 (50.0%) 5.6 (1.3) 7.1 (1.1)  < 0.001
Duration in service (years)  ≤ 5 24 (54.5%) 5.7 (1.5) 6.9 (1.3) 0.001
 > 5 20 (45.5%) 5.1 (1.6) 7.1 (0.9)  < 0.001
Health facility Arua 28 (64.0%) 5.2 (1.5) 7.1 (1.1)  < 0.001
Koboko 16 (36.0%) 7.1 (1.1) 6.8 (1.2)  < 0.001
Prevention of HBV
Gender Male 20 (45.5%) 4.3 (1.2) 4.3 (0.9) 0.825
Female 24 (54.5%) 4.2 (1.0) 3.9 (1.0) 0.397
Age (years)  ≤ 30 22 (50.0%) 4.0 (1.0) 4.1 (1.0) 0.880
 > 30 22 (50.0%) 4.4 (1.1) 4.0 (0.8) 0.088
Duration in service (years)  ≤ 5 24 (54.5%) 4.3 (1.0) 4.1 (0.9) 0.632
 > 5 20 (45.5%) 4.2 (1.1) 4.0 (0.8) 0.447
Health facility Arua 28 (64.0%) 4.0 (1.1) 4.1 (0.8) 0.526
Koboko 16 (36.0%) 4.6 (0.9) 3.9 (1.1) 0.022