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Table 6 Construct validity of the UJA Alzheimer’s Care Scale, comparing known groups with high or low expected level of dementia care knowledge

From: Measuring knowledge of Alzheimer’s: development and psychometric testing of the UJA Alzheimer’s Care Scale

Groups for comparison Score in the scale Mean (Std Dev) Statistic* p-value
Category
 Nursing home staff (N = 360) 16.94 (3.03) t = 6.17 p < 0.0001
 Nursing students (N = 291) 15.37 (3.45)
Education
 Registered Nurses (N = 69) 19.16 (2.48) F = 26.02 p < 0.0001
 Assistant Nurses (N = 241) 16.46 (2.98)
 Eldercare workers (N = 50) 16.24 (2.57)
Have attended some training course
 Yes (N = 288) 17.23 (2.98) t = 3.17 p < 0.0001
 No (N = 72) 15.81 (3.00)
Students with experience in caring for family members with dementia
 Yes (N = 96) 16.08 (3.27) t = 2.45 p = 0.015
 No (N = 193) 15.03 (3.50)
  1. t = Student’s t-test, F = One-way analysis of variance