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Table 3 Participants’ confidence to apply culturally safe practices in the healthcare setting before, after and two months after attending a cultural education workshop

From: Does one workshop on respecting cultural differences increase health professionals’ confidence to improve the care of Australian Aboriginal patients with cancer? An evaluation

How confident are you… Pre-workshop (n = 36–38) Post-workshop (n = 31) Two months follow up (n = 24–25)
Not at all/ a little bit n(%) Fairly/ extremely n(%) Not at all/ a little bit n(%) Fairly/ extremely n(%) Not at all/ a little bit n(%) Fairly/ extremely n(%)
1… to interact with people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures? 11 (28.9) 27 (71.1) 6 (19.4) 25 (80.6) 3 (12.0) 22 (88.0)
2… to initiate conversations with people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures? 13 (34.2) 25 (65.8) 5 (16.1) 26 (83.9) 2 (8.0) 23 (92.0)
3… to talk about cancer with people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures? 18 (48.6) 19 (51.4) 9 (29.0) 22 (71.0) 5 (20.0) 20 (80.0)*
4… to identify your beliefs or assumptions about Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures? 30 (78.9) 8 (21.1) 10 (32.3) 21 (67.7)* 8 (32.0) 17 (68.0)*
5… to reflect on how your beliefs or assumptions influence your interactions with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in your healthcare practice? 28 (73.7) 10 (26.3) 6 (19.4) 25 (80.6)** 6 (24.0) 19 (76.0)*
6… in your knowledge of the location of Aboriginal communities in rural and remote WA? 33 (86.8) 5 (13.2) 24 (77.4) 7 (22.6) 15 (62.5) 9 (37.5)
7… in your knowledge and understanding of the social circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients in your care? 32 (82.1) 7 (17.9) 11 (35.5) 20 (64.5)** 6 (24.0) 19 (76.0)**
8… to build trust between yourself and Aboriginal patients and their families? 22 (59.5) 15 (40.5) 6 (19.4) 25 (80.6)* 5 (20.0) 20 (80.0)*
9… to respectfully engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people whose attitudes and values to health are different from your own? 20 (54.1) 17 (45.9) 4 (12.9) 27 (87.1)* 2 (8.0) 23 (92.0)*
10… to discern whether your communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients is effective or ineffective? 25 (69.4) 11 (30.6) 9 (29.0) 22 (71.0)* 11 (44.0) 14 (56.0)
11… to seek help for any problem you encounter in caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients? 15 (40.5) 22 (59.5) 1 (3.2) 30 (96.8)* 1 (4.0) 24 (96.0)*
12… to collaborate with Aboriginal colleagues around delivering health care to Aboriginal patients? 15 (40.5) 22 (59.5) 5 (16.1) 26 (83.9) 2 (8.0) 23 (92.0)*
13… to collaborate with non-Aboriginal colleagues around delivering health care to Aboriginal patients? 16 (44.4) 20 (55.6) 2 (6.5) 29 (93.5)* 2 (8.0) 23 (92.0)*
14… that you work in a team that delivers culturally safe care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients? 16 (43.2) 21 (56.8) 2 (6.5) 29 (93.5)* 3 (12.0) 22 (88.0)*
  1. *0.01 ≤ p < 0.05, **p < 0.01. Compared to baseline, a significantly greater proportion of participants were fairly/extremely confident about this item after the workshop