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Table 6 Trainers’ and participants’ opinion about the orientation and mobility training per group

From: Usefulness and acceptability of a standardised orientation and mobility training for partially-sighted older adults using an identification cane

  Standardised training group (n = 28) Regular training group (n = 37) p-value
Opinion regarding: Trainer Participant Trainer Participant  
the overall training* 6.1   8.3   7.5   7.9   0.02
the trainer’s performance* 7.6   8.6   7.5   8.3   0.24
the participants’ engagement in the training* 7.8   7.8   7.4   7.4   0.15
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)  
  the number of sessions
  (too) much 10 (36) 2 (7) 1 (3) 0 (0)  
  Good 12 (43) 24 (86) 20 (54) 30 (81)  
  (too) less 3 (11) 1 (4) 13 (35) 0 (0)  
  the need for extra sessions 3 (11) 4 (14) 4 (11) 6 (16)  
the duration of the sessions          
  (too) long 4 (14) 5 (18) 1 (3) 0 (0)  
  Good 18 (64) 20 (71) 30 (81) 31 (84)  
  (too) short 2 (7) 2 (7) 3 (8) 2 (5)  
the progress of the training          
  (very) easy 10 (36) 25 (89) 21 (57) 31 (84)  
  not easy/not difficult 10 (36) 2 (7) 13 (35) 2 (5)  
  (very) difficult 5 (18) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)  
the extent to which the participant’s need for mobility support was met
  not satisfactory 1 (4) 2 (7) 0 (0) 2 (5)  
  partly satisfactory 7 (25) 10 (36) 9 (24) 12 (32)  
  Satisfactory 17 (61) 14 (50) 25 (68) 20 (54)  
  1. Note: all numbers and percentages do not add up to final numbers due to missing data. * Mean report mark on a scale from 1 (low) to 10 (high). Trainers’ opinion of standardised training group compared with trainers’ opinion of regular training group.