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Table 5 Changes to knowledge and confidence following the 12 month intervention

From: Process outcomes of a multifaceted, interdisciplinary knowledge translation intervention in aged care: results from the vitamin D implementation (ViDAus) study

Question Facility Staff GPs & Pharmacists
Baseline (n = 177) After 12 months (n = 28) P value Baseline (n = 61) After 12 months (n = 33) P value
How much do you know about risk factors for low vitamin D levels? (proportion answering ‘considerable knowledge’ or ‘very knowledgeable’) 29.9 60.7 0.002* 82.3 91.0 0.4
How confident are you at identifying residents at risk of vitamin D deficiency? (proportion answering ‘considerable confidence’ or ‘very confident’) 26.6 53.6 0.007* 80.6 91.0 0.3
How much do you know about vitamin D supplements (benefits, risks, indicators, doses)? (proportion answering ‘considerable knowledge’ or ‘very knowledgeable’) 23.7 53.6 0.002* 77.4 78.8 ~ 1
How confident are you about answering questions from residents or families about vitamin D supplements? (proportion answering ‘considerable confidence’ or ‘very confident’) 24.3 42.9 0.067 77.4 81.8 0.8
  1. *Represents a significant difference of p ≤ 0.05, using the χ2 test