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Table 6 Change in confidence: pre-training – immediately post-training.

From: Dissemination and implementation of suicide prevention training in one Scottish region

Item   N Time 1 (Pre) Time 2 (Post) Mean change P
    Mean SD Mean SD Mean 95% CI* value*
1 I am confident that I have the interview skills to use my time well with suicidal clients. 195 47.43 20.38 69.62 14.84 22.19 19.87 – 24.51 0.000
2 After seeing a client once I would be confident that I could recognise potential suicide risk. 195 35.35 19.93 63.82 17.92 28.46 25.79 – 31.13 0.000
3 I feel confident that I could differentiate a mild depression from a suicide risk. 195 49.74 22.72 69.66 17.34 19.92 17.45 – 22.39 0.000
4 I am confident in dealing with the needs of suicidal clients. 195 41.17 21.19 65.82 16.91 24.65 22.07 – 27.23 0.000
  Total 195 173.70 71.43 268.81 60.92 95.22 87.43 – 103.00 0.000
  1. Scoring range (per item): 0 (not at all confident) – 100 (very confident)
  2. *paired t test
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