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Table 3 Main effects of the intervention on the outcomes: comparison between intervention group and control group

From: The effects of an intervention program for promoting interorganizational network building between multidisciplinary agencies and community-based organizations: a cluster trial in Japan

  (a)
Intervention group overall
n = 73
(d)
Control group overall
n = 85
χ2 p-value
Recognition of knowledge and skills for building networks with CBOs
   At baseline 20.8 ± 4.8 21.5 ± 4.9 1.64 0.201
   Post intervention 22.6 ± 5.1 22.6 ± 4.6   
   LS mean ± SE 23.6 ± 0.8 22.8 ± 0.7   
Recognition of ease of working through networking with CBOs
   At baseline 5.0 ± 0.8 4.8 ± 0.8 0.60 0.440
   Post intervention 5.0 ± 0.8 4.9 ± 0.9   
   LS mean ± SE 4.9 ± 0.1 4.8 ± 0.1   
Recognition of importance of building networks with CBOs
   At baseline 5.1 ± 0.7 5.0 ± 0.8 0.04 0.838
   Post intervention 5.0 ± 0.7 5.0 ± 0.7   
   LS mean ± SE 5.0 ± 1.1 5.0 ± 1.1   
Percentage of working hours building networks with CBOs (%)
   At baseline 19.5 ± 19.0 16.1 ± 15.4 0.38 0.540
   Post intervention 17.8 ± 13.4 17.2 ± 12.7   
   LS mean ± SE 18.6 ± 2.4 19.8 ± 2.3   
  1. CBO = community-based organization. LS mean = least square mean.
  2. Values represent mean ± SD.
  3. Adjusted by sex, age, years of experience in clinical practice in the community, type of profession, working hours and baseline data on outcome variables.