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Table 2 Differences in knowledge, self-efficacy, intentions and behaviour between study timepoints

From: Evaluation of the partners in research course: a patient and researcher co-created course to build capacity in patient-oriented research

  Patients Researchers
Mean (SD)a Median [95% CI]a Test of difference between BL and PCb Test of difference between PC and 6 Mb Mean (SD)a Median [95% CI]a Test of difference between BL and PCb Test of difference between PC and 6 Mb
Knowledge
Baseline 4.48 (1.05) 4.53 (4.21, 5.07) z score = 5.41 z score = 2.27 4.67 (1.14) 4.61 (4.07, 5.01) z score = 4.76 z score = 0.68
Post course 5.74 (0.63) 5.72 (5.62, 5.99) p < 0.001* p = 0.02* 6.16 (0.44) 6.00 (5.89, 6.42) p < 0.001* p = 0.50
6 M 6.08 (0.51) 6.15 (5.78, 6.29) 6.23 (0.51) 6.27 (5.99, 6.48)
Self-efficacy
Baseline 4.21 (1.04) 4.25 (3.74, 4.71) z score = 5.61 z score = 1.75 4.29 (1.25) 4.16 (3.65, 4.99) z score = 4.87 z score = 0.29
Post course 5.58 (0.58) 5.55 (5.37, 5.88) p < 0.001* p = 0.08 4.97 (0.52) 5.96 (5.81, 6.15) p < 0.001* p = 0.77
6 M 5.85 (0.54) 5.85 (5.60, 6.18) 6.01 (0.54) 5.94 (5.72, 6.22)
Intentions
Baseline 6.01 (6.01) 6.06 (5.75, 6.38) z score = 0.68 z score = 2.35 6.01 (0.74) 6.13 (5.63, 6.57) z score = 0.15 z score = 0.20
Post course 5.95 (0.62) 6.00 (5.64, 6.25) p = 0.50 p = 0.02* 6.07 (0.61) 6.14 (5.92, 6.45) p = 0.88 p = 0.85
6 M 6.17 (0.87) 6.38 (6.19, 6.47)    6.12 (0.59) 6.20 (5.87, 6.50)   
Behaviour
Baseline 4.83 (1.83) 5.00 (4.33, 6.00) z score = 0.66 z score = 0.78 4.19 (1.80) 4.13 (3.00, 5.45) z score = 2.12 z score = 1.36
Post course 5.10 (1.73) 5.67 (5.00, 6.00) p = 0.51 p = 0.43 5.21 (1.64) 5.83 (4.67, 6.33) p = 0.03* p = 0.17
6 M 5.26 (1.90) 6.00 (5.16, 6.50) 5.73 (1.47) 6.17 (5.44, 6.78)
  1. BL Baseline timepoint, PC post-course timepoint, 6 M 6-month timepoint, SD standard deviation
  2. aDescriptive statistics: mean score and standard deviation, median score and 95% confidence intervals
  3. bTwo-sample Wilcoxon rank-sum test (Z-score and p-value)
  4. *Denotes a significant result