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Table 3 Self-efficacy for asking older patients questions about abuse and managing the response

From: Testing an educational intervention to improve health care providers’ preparedness to care for victims of elder abuse: a mixed method pilot study

  Intervention group
(n = 16)
Control group
(n = 14)
Between group comparisons
  Mean SD P-value Mean SD p-value Mean SD p-value
Self-efficacy asking questions          
  Baseline 16.3 3.5   19.6 5.3   3.3 1.6 0.05
  6 months follow up 19.2 3.0   19.4 5.5   0.2 1.6 0.92
  Difference in mean 2.9 5.0 0.04 -0.3 5.2 0.84 3.2 1.9 0.10
Self-efficacy managing the response          
  Baseline 24.3 7.3   24,9 8.2   0.7 2.8 0.81
  6 months follow up 28.1 7.6   27.8 11.4   -0.2 3.5 0.95
  Difference in mean 3.8 6.7 0.04 2.8 6.6 0.14 1.0 2.5 0.70
  1. Significant changes (p < 0.05) between baseline and 6 months follow-up are written in bold and have been calculated using paired t-tests