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Table 6 Comparison of participants’ pre- and post-intervention self-confidence scores to identify and assist intimate partner violence (IPV) sufferers

From: Training Sri Lankan public health midwives on intimate partner violence: a pre- and post-intervention study

Variable Pre-intervention Post-intervention z-score p-value
Median IQR Median IQR
The current level of self-confidence in…
Asking a person whether s/he has experienced IPV 2.00 1.00–2.00 3.00 3.00–3.00 −17.49 <0.001
Taking a sexual history and history of sexual violence 1.00 1.00–2.00 2.00 2.00–3.00 −16.87 <0.001
Knowing what to do if a person says s/he has experienced IPV 2.00 1.00–2.00 3.00 2.00–3.00 −16.66 <0.001
Knowing what to do if a person breaks down and cries 2.00 1.00–2.00 3.00 3.00–3.00 −16.96 <0.001
Assessing the safety of a person experiencing IPV 2.00 1.00–2.00 3.00 2.00–3.00 −19.84 <0.001
Knowing what to do if victim does not want to leave the perpetrator 2.00 2.00–2.00 3.00 3.00–3.00 −16.01 <0.001
Making a referral for a person who has experienced IPV 2.00 2.00–3.00 3.00 3.00–3.00 −14.73 <0.001
Knowing what to do when child violence is co-existing 2.00 1.00–2.00 3.00 2.00–3.00 −15.33 <0.001
Total self-confidence score 1.81 1.38–2.12 2.75 2.62–2.88 −17.43 <0.001
  1. IQR: interquartile range.