Characteristics

Summary statistics

ADKS Mean ± SD

t value or r value

pvalue

DCAS Mean ± SD

t value or r value

pvalue

ADCQ Mean ± SD

t value or r value

pvalue


Age (years;mean ± SD,range)

31.6 ± 9.6, 18–73

__

0.209

0.001*^{b}

__

0.102

0.045*^{b}

__

−0.014

0.782 ^{b}

Gender, n(%)
  
1.404

0.161 ^{a}
 
2.166

0.031* ^{a}
 
−0.483

0.630 ^{a}

Male

83(21.3)

19.3(2.86)
  
27.8(3.30)
  
8.0(2.37)
  
Female

307(78.7)

19.8(3.12)
  
28.7(3.45)
  
7.8(2.11)
  
Marital Status, n(%)
  
−1.748

0.081 ^{a}
 
−0.676

0.499 ^{a}
 
0.591

0.555 ^{a}

Married

226(57.9)

20.0(3.02)
  
28.6(3.49)
  
7.7(2.22)
  
Other

164(42.1)

19.4(3.12)
  
28.3(3.35)
  
7.9(2.09)
  
Education, n(%)
  
2.324

0.021* ^{a}
 
0.364

0.348 ^{a}
 
0.333

0.740 ^{a}

Diploma

204(52.3)

19.4(3.05)
  
28.3(3.46)
  
7.8(2.15)
  
Bachelor and above

186(47.7)

20.1(3.06)
  
28.7(3.40)
  
7.8(2.19)
  
Professional Group, n(%)
  
−4.202

0.000* ^{a}
 
−3.188

0.002* ^{a}
 
−1.262

0.208 ^{a}

GPs

212(54.4)

20.3(3.01)
  
29.0(3.56)
  
7.9(2.28)
  
Community nurses

178(45.6)

19.0(3.01)
  
27.9(3.20)
  
7.6(2.02)
  
Experience in caring for people with dementia, n(%)
  
−2.348

0.019* ^{a}
 
−2.046

0.041* ^{a}
 
−2.315

0.021* ^{a}

Yes

196(50.3)

20.1(3.29)
  
28.8(3.51)
  
8.0(2.14)
  
No

194(49.7)

19.4(2.79)
  
28.1(3.32)
  
7.5(2.17)
  
 ^{a}Statistic was based on independentsamples t test
 ^{b}Statistic was based on Pearson correlation analysis
 *p < 0.05; SD, standard deviation
 ADKS Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale, DCAS Dementia Care Attitudes Scale, ADCQ Approach to Advanced Dementia Care Questionnaire