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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of baseline characteristics. Statistical comparisons are made between groups

From: The effect of a dementia awareness class on changing dementia attitudes in adolescents

  Control Dementia Awareness Statistic P value
N (%) Mean (SD) N (%) Mean (SD)
Age   12.7 (0.80)   12.5 (0.67) t = 3.04 0.003
Gender: Male 44 (43.1%)   82 (40.4%)   χ2 = 0.24 0.62
Ethnicity: White British 86 (84.3%)   149 (74.9%)   χ2 = 3.51 0.06
Have you heard of dementia or Alzheimer’s before? Yes 101 (99.0%)   190 (95.5%)   0.17
EmQue-CA: Affective Empathy   1.18 (0.37)   1.13 (0.40) t = 0.95 0.34
EmQue-CA: Cognitive Empathy   1.44 (0.40)   1.41 (0.40) t = 0.64 0.52
EmQue-CA: Prosocial Motivation   1.69 (0.35)   1.60 (0.39) t = 1.86 0.06
Indirect Contact of Dementia (↑ more contact)   9.20 (4.85)   9.23 (5.26) t = −0.48 0.96
Direct Contact of Dementia (↑ more contact)   7.38 (2.40)   8.08 (3.00) t = −1.99 0.05
KIDS Total (↑ better attitudes) (max = 70)   50.63 (8.23)   52.61 (7.02) t = −2.17 0.03
Brief A-ADS Total (↑ better attitudes) (max = 65)   48.09 (6.46)   48.24 (5.88) t = −0.20 0.85
  1. KIDS Kids Insight into Dementia Survey, A-ADS Adolescent Attitudes towards Dementia Scale, EmQue-CA Empathy Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents