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Table 3 Change in professionalspractices of raising different lifestyle topics in encounters 1

From: Improving child health promotion practices in multiple sectors – outcomes of the Swedish Salut Programme

  Midwives Child health nurses Dental hygienists/dental nurses
  Raising the topic with more than half or all pregnant women (%) Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test Raising the topic with more than half or all parents (%) Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test Raising the topic with more than half or all clients (%) Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test
Topic Pre Post p-value Pre Post p-value Pre Post p-value
Psychosocial health 73 86 .048 47 64 .053 - - -
Men’s violence against women/children 59 82 .010 11 36 .000 - - -
Tobacco 91 96 .581 72 89 .059 79 84 .690
Alcohol 91 96 .414 64 81 .109 0 21 .026
Drugs 91 82 .269 19 36 .004 - - -
Weight/BMI 76 86 .107 11 13 .169 5 26 .006
Discretionary foods 59 41 .790 23 43 .005 47 100 .001
Regular meals 59 46 .941 34 55 .035 53 100 .001
Beverage intake - - - - - - 63 100 .000
5 fruits and vegetables a day 67 82 .191 21 53 .000 32 100 .000
30 min daily physical activity 59 68 .129 11 36 .000 - - -
Parenthood/parent relationships 77 77 .623 64 83 .107 - - -
Tooth brushing/dental health (child) - - - 55 89 .001 - - -
Weight/BMI (child) - - - 77 81 .805 - - -
5 fruits and vegetables a day (child) - - - 45 66 .002 - - -
Regular meals (child) - - - 83 85 .907 - - -
Discretionary foods (child) - - - 55 68 .026 - - -
Physical activity (child) - - - 72 87 .068 - - -
Psychosocial health (child) - - - 79 87 .337 - - -
  1. 1Question: ‘Consider your 10 latest clients at your clinic (target modified by professional group). With how many of these have you raised each of these topics?’ Response alternatives: ‘no client’, ‘less than half of the clients’, ‘half of the clients’, ‘more than half of the clients’ and ‘all clients’.
  2. Significant p-values (p≤.01) are presented in bold font.
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