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Table 2 Benefits from EBPH training (N = 144a)

From: Evaluating a train-the-trainer approach for improving capacity for evidence-based decision making in public health

% Agree/Strongly agree Total n (%) SHD n (%) LHD n (%) Other n (%) P-value*
Acquire knowledge about a new subject 126 (87.5) 30 (78.9) 73 (91.2) 23 (88.5) .17
See applications for this knowledge in my work 122 (84.7) 30 (78.9) 67 (93.8) 25 (96.2) .16
Make scientifically informed decisions at work 112 (77.8) 31 (81.6) 62 (77.5) 19 (73.1) .72
Become a better leader who promotes evidence-based decision making 113 (79.0) 29 (76.3) 62 (78.5) 22 (84.6) .71
Adapt an intervention to a community’s needs while keeping it evidence based 89 (61.9) 26 (68.4) 42 (52.5) 21 (80.8) .02
Communicate better with co-workers 83 (57.6) 23 (60.5) 44 (55.0) 16 (61.5) .77
Develop a rationale for a policy change 83 (57.6) 20 (52.6) 49 (61.3) 14 (53.8) .62
Teach others how to use/apply the information in the EBPH course 80 (55.9) 20 (54.1) 41 (51.2) 19 (73.1) .15
Identify and compare the costs and benefits of a program or policy 80 (55.6) 19 (50.0) 48 (60.0) 13 (50.0) .49
Read reports and articles 78 (54.2) 21 (55.3) 41 (51.2) 16 (61.5) .65
Implement evidence-based practices in a CDC cooperative agreement or other federal program 60 (42.3) 22 (57.9) 31 (39.7) 7 (26.9) .04
Prepare a policy briefing for administrators or state or local legislative officials 46 (31.9) 12 (31.6) 27 (33.8) 7 (26.9) .81
Obtain funding for programs at work 45 (31.2) 14 (36.8) 23 (28.7) 8 (30.8) .67
  1. *P value determined from Chi-square test statistic
  2. aNumber responding varied slightly by question
  3. SHD State Health Department, LHD Local Health Department