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Table 2 Mean Likert-scores on the questions about knowledge and attitude towards STI (N = 246)

From: Effectiveness of an individual, online e-learning program about sexually transmitted infections: a prospective cohort study

Moment of answering the questions Before the e-learning program
(Likert (Mean(SD)))
After the e-learning program
(Likert (Mean(SD)))
Mean difference
(95% confidence interval)
p-value
Questions
I always ask for sexual behavior when a patient presents with questions concerning STI  
  3.5(+/−0.6) 3.6 (+/−0.6) 0.10 (0.01 – 0.19) 0.034a
I always ask for sexual behavior when a patient presents with STI-related complaints  
  3.6 (+/−0.5) 3.6 (+/−0.6) −0.05 (−0.13 – 0.03) 0.202
I find it easy to ask open questions about sexual behaviour  
  3.2(+/−0.6) 3.3 (+/−0.6) 0.05 (−0.04 – 0.14) 0.240
I find it difficult to discuss STI in patients with another cultural background  
  2.3 (+/−0.8) 2.4 (+/−0.7) 0.08 (−0.04 – 0.20) 0.180
When presenting with questions concerning contraception, I always give information about STI and safe sex  
  3.6 (+/−0.6) 3.6 (+/−0.7) −0.00 (−0.09 – 0.08) 0.919
When presenting for traveler advice, I always give information about STI and safe sex  
  1.8 (+/−0.9) 1.8 (+/−0.9) 0.00 (−0.13 – 0.14) 0.947
I feel competent enough to diagnose and treat STI  
  3.5 (+/−0.5) 3.6 (+/−0.5) 0.10 (0.02 – 0.18) 0.011a
I only test for chlamydia in people <25 years of age with no risk factors  
  2.6 (+/−1.1) 3.0 (+/−1.0) 0.37 (0.22 – 0.53) <0.001a
When presenting with flu-like symptoms, I consider the diagnosis of HIV  
  1.6 (+/−0.8) 2.0 (+/−0,9) 0.34 (0.22 – 0.46) <0.001a
I pursue an active investigation policy towards chlamydia-infections in the GP-practice  
  2.4 (+/−0.9) 2.5 (+/−0.8) 0.06 (−0.07 – 0.20) 0.361
I pursue an active investigation policy towards HIV-infections in the GP-practice  
  1.9 (+/−0.9) 2.1 (+/−0.8) 0.22 (0.09 – 0.35) 0.001a
  1. aStatistically significant differences present