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Table 4 Main effects of the intervention on the outcomes: comparison among the three groups

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

  Intervention group Control group    
  (b)
Attendees
n = 19
(c)
Non-attendees
n = 54
(d)
Overall
n = 85
χ 2 p-value Post hoc
Recognition of knowledge and skills for building networks with CBOs     
   At baseline 22.0 ± 6.2 20.3 ± 4.2 21.5 ± 4.9 12.74 0.002 (b) vs. (c): p = 0.002
   Post intervention 26.0 ± 3.8 21.4 ± 5.1 22.6 ± 4.6    (b) vs. (d): p < 0.001
   LS mean ± SE 25.8 ± 1.0 22.5 ± 0.9 22.6 ± 0.7    (c) vs. (d): p = 0.854
Recognition of ease of working through networking with CBOs     
   At baseline 5.1 ± 0.7 4.9 ± 0.9 4.8 ± 0.8 2.82 0.244 (b) vs. (c): p = 0.117
   Post intervention 5.3 ± 0.8 4.9 ± 0.8 4.9 ± 0.9    (b) vs. (d): p = 0.108
   LS mean ± SE 5.1 ± 0.2 4.8 ± 0.2 4.8 ± 0.1    (c) vs. (d): p = 0.915
Recognition of importance of building networks with CBOs     
   At baseline 5.4 ± 0.6 5.1 ± 0.7 5.0 ± 0.8 2.94 0.231 (b) vs. (c): p = 0.088
   Post intervention 5.3 ± 0.6 4.9 ± 0.7 5.0 ± 0.7    (b) vs. (d): p = 0.154
   LS mean ± SE 5.2 ± 0.2 5.0 ± 0.1 5.0 ± 0.1    (c) vs. (d): p = 0.612
Percentage of working hours building networks with CBOs (%)     
   At baseline 21.6 ± 17.5 18.7 ± 19.5 16.1 ± 15.4 2.77 0.250 (b) vs. (c): p = 0.114
   Post intervention 22.5 ± 11.7 16.2 ± 13.9 17.2 ± 12.7    (b) vs. (d): p = 0.366
   LS mean ± SE 22.2 ± 3.1 17.0 ± 2.7 19.5 ± 2.4    (c) vs. (d): p = 0.241
  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.