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Table 3 Changes in mean scores for GPs who submitted surveys at each of three time-points

From: GP awareness, practice, knowledge and confidence: evaluation of the first nation-wide dementia-focused continuing medical education program in Australia

QuestionsPre-CMEa programPost-programFollow-upDifference between Pre-CME program and Follow-upTest statistic95% Confidence Intervalpc (two-sided)
 Mean (SD)bMean (SD)Mean (SD)Mean (SD)   
Awarenessd0.5 (0.6)1.5 (0.4)1.2 (0.4)0.8 (0.7)t94 = 10.000.61, 0.92< 0.0005
Practicee2.2 (0.6)3.3 (0.5)2.8 (0.5)0.6 (0.6)t91 = 9.000.44, 0.70< 0.0005
Knowledgef5.4 (1.8)7.3 (7.3)7.1 (1.1)1.7 (1.6)t93 = 9.791.32, 2.00< 0.0005
Confidencef5.4 (1.9)7.4 (1.2)7.4 (1.3)2.0 (1.7)t93 = 10.941.60, 2.31< 0.0005
  1. aCME Continuing Medical Education
  2. bSD = Standard deviation
  3. cp significance level
  4. dValue index for awareness-related items: Disagree strongly = − 2, Disagree = − 1, Agree = 1, Agree strongly = 2
  5. eValue for index for practice-related items: Never = 0, Rarely = 1, Half the time = 2, Usually = 3, Always = 4
  6. fLikert scale: 0–10