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Table 2 Demographic variables-comparison of proportions at baseline and follow-up (total N = 438).

From: Effect of an institutional development plan for user participation on professionals' knowledge, practice, and attitudes. A controlled study

Variable Intervention group Control group
  Baseline
N = 89*
Follow-up
N = 93*
p-value Baseline
N = 133*
Follow-up
N = 123*
p-value
Female 72.7% 77.2% 0.491 87.0% 85.1% 0.663
Current position    0.797    0.223
- Nurse 36.4% 37.8% (0.845) 28.5% 38.5% (0.090)
- Medical doctor 4.5% 5.6% (0.758) 7.7% 8.2% (0.882)
- Psychologist 21.6% 28.9% (0.263) 13.8% 15.6% (0.669)
- Health/welfare worker 25.0% 18.9% (0.324) 37.7% 28.7% (0.130)
- Administrative/Other 12.5% 8.9% (0.435) 12.3% 9.0% (0.399)
Leadership responsibility 12.5% 7.7% 0.285 7.7% 9.0% 0.704
Category of patients working with    0.594    0.069
- In-patients 29.5% 26.1% (0.605) 49.6% 50.4% (0.900)
- Out-patients 52.3% 50.0% (0.760) 32.8% 34.1% (0.823)
- Both 11.4% 18.5% (0.181) 12.2% 15.4% (0.455)
- Not working with patients 6.8% 5.4% (0.699) 5.3% 0% (0.009)
No of years worked in this unit. Mean(SD) 6.4 (6.3) 4.8 (5.5) 0.069 6.8 (6.2) 7.2 (6.9) 0.631
  1. Numbers are percentages of total N for each sample unless otherwise stated.
  2. * The N in the four samples varied for each question due to missing answers on the variables (0.8%-3.3%).
  3. p-value calculated using Pearson's chi square.
  4. p-value calculated using independent samples t-test.