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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and their relationship to the ADKS, DCAS and ADCQ (n = 390)

From: Community health professionals’ dementia knowledge, attitudes and care approach: a cross-sectional survey in Changsha, China

Characteristics Summary statistics ADKS Mean ± SD t value or r value p-value DCAS Mean ± SD t value or r value p-value ADCQ Mean ± SD t value or r value p-value
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)   
  1. aStatistic was based on independent-samples t test
  2. bStatistic was based on Pearson correlation analysis
  3. *p < 0.05; SD, standard deviation
  4. ADKS Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale, DCAS Dementia Care Attitudes Scale, ADCQ Approach to Advanced Dementia Care Questionnaire