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Table 5 Results in knowledge and confidence in symptom management and communication

From: Effects of online palliative care training on knowledge, attitude and satisfaction of primary care physicians

Aspect assessed Intervention Control Group Differences
(IC 95%) p
Previous knowledge mean (SD) 20.3 (3.3) 19.9 (2.6) 0.4 (-0.5 to 1.4) NS
Posterior knowledge mean (SD) 25.4 (3.7) 18.1 (3.2) 7.3 (6.2 to 8.5)* original
5.2 (3.4 to 6.9)* imputated
Original Data
Posterior - previous knowledge mean (IC 95%) 4.8 (3.6 to 5.9)* -1.7 (-1.0 to -2.5)* 6.5 (5.2 to 7.9)*
Effect size 1.7 (20%)
Imputated Data
  3.0 (1.5 to 4.6)* -1.6 (-0.3 to -3.0) 4.6 (2.8 to 6.5)*
  p = 0.035   Effect size 0.70 (14%)
Confidence in symptom management posterior: improvement of categories 1-3: 33.3%
p = 0.151
1-2: 18.3%* Effect size:
0.7 original
0.4 imputated p = 0.02
Confidence in communication: improvement of categories 1-3: 35%
p = 0.007
1: 7%
NS
Effect size:
0.5 original
0.3 imputated p = 0.038
  1. Results in knowledge and confidence in symptom management and communication by group and differences among groups
  2. *p = 0.0001 NS = no significative
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