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Table 7 Change in confidence: pre-training – 6 months post-training.

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

Item   N Time 1 (Pre) Time 3 (6 Month) Mean change* P value*
    Mean SD Mean SD Mean 95% CI  
1 I am confident that I have the interview skills to use my time well with suicidal clients. 59 51.69 21.60 68.83 16.33 17.14 12.88 – 21.39 0.000
2 After seeing a client once I would be confident that I could recognise potential suicide risk. 59 37.44 21.33 58.05 20.07 20.61 14.96 – 26.26 0.000
3 I feel confident that I could differentiate a mild depression from a suicide risk. 59 49.95 23.14 68.37 16.20 18.42 13.29 – 23.56 0.000
4 I am confident in dealing with the needs of suicidal clients. 59 42.75 21.95 65.98 17.16 23.24 18.53 – 27.95 0.000
  Total 59 181.83 74.59 261.24 61.20 79.41 63.55 – 95.26 0.000
  1. Scoring range (per item): 0 (not at all confident) – 100 (very confident)
  2. *paired t test
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