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Table 8 Changes to attitudes and beliefs

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

Statement Facility Staff GPs & Pharmacists
Baseline (n = 177) After 12 months (n = 27) P* value Baseline (n = 61) After 12 months (n = 33) P* value
Vitamin D supplements are not a particularly important falls prevention strategy
(proportion answering ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’)
65.0 74.1 0.4 86.9 87.9 ~ 1
Vitamin D supplements should be recommended for people living in residential aged care facilities unless there is a medical reason to withhold vitamin D
(proportion answering ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’)
71.2 81.5 0.3 83.6 84.8 ~ 1
Vitamin D supplement use will unnecessarily increase the total number of medications
(proportion answering ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’)
52.0 70.4 0.1 70.5 75.8 0.7
Vitamin D supplements are affordable for the majority of residents
(proportion answering ‘agree’ or ‘strongly agree’)
54.8 63.0 0.5 62.3 81.8 0.08
  1. *Calculated using the χ2 test, all values not statistically significant