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Table 2 Paired knowledge responses to pre- and post- questionnaires

From: Effects of tick surveillance education on knowledge, attitudes, and practices of local health department employees

   Pre-training(N = 42) Post-training(N = 42) Pre vs Post
Question Response Number (%) Number (%) P-value
Which tick life stages have 8 legs? (Select all that apply) Incorrect 31 (73.8) 8 (19.0)  < 0.0001
Correct 11 (26.2) 34 (81.0)
The "head" of a tick is called the hypostome and is made up of the palps, the chelicerae, and the capitulum. (True/False) Incorrect 35 (83.3) 31 (73.8) 0.4227
Correct 7 (16.7) 11 (26.2)
What sex is the tick in the picture below? (Male/Female) Incorrect 16 (38.1) 1 (2.4) 0.0003
Correct 26 (61.9) 41 (97.6)
What tick species is pictured below? (Select species) Incorrect 17 (40.5) 7 (16.7) 0.0044
Correct 25 (59.5) 35 (83.3)
Which species of tick has an anal groove seen in the picture below? (Select species) Incorrect 36 (85.7) 12 (28.6)  < 0.0001
Correct 6 (14.3) 30 (71.4)
What are the ridges called that run along the bottom abdominal border of some tick species (see picture below)? (Select from the following) Incorrect 35 (83.3) 1 (2.4)  < 0.0001
Correct 7 (16.7) 41 (97.6)
Which of the following is an insecticide? (Select one) Incorrect 22 (52.4) 4 (9.5)  < 0.0001
Correct 20 (47.6) 38 (90.5)
All of the following are false when removing an attached tick except? (Select one) Incorrect 30 (71.4) 18 (42.9) 0.0033
Correct 12 (28.6) 24 (57.1)
Which of the following are common places to find ticks on your body? (Select all that apply) Incorrect 26 (61.9) 5 (11.9)  < 0.0001
Correct 16 (38.1) 37 (88.1)
After treating clothing with permethrin, you must allow it to dry for at least 12 h before wearing. (True/False) Incorrect 27 (64.3) 11 (26.2) 0.0008
Correct 15 (35.7) 31 (73.8)
There are many other safety concerns involved with tick surveillance besides tick bites. (True/False) Incorrect 4 (9.5) 2 (4.8) 0.6831
Correct 38 (90.5) 40 (95.2)
If performing tick surveillance during hunting season, which of the following is false? (Select one) Incorrect 28 (66.7) 9 (21.4)  < 0.0001
Correct 14 (33.3) 33 (78.6)
The four most common tick-borne disease in Illinois are Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Tularemia, and Ehrlichiosis (True/False) Incorrect 32 (76.2) 29 (69.0) 0.5465
Correct 10 (23.8) 13 (31.0)
Which of the following are true about tick-borne diseases? (Select all that apply) Incorrect 38 (90.5) 40 (95.2) 0.4795
Correct 4 (9.5) 2 (4.8)
Which of the following is not a tick-borne disease? (Select one) Incorrect 32 (76.2) 4 (9.5)  < 0.0001
Correct 10 (23.8) 38 (90.5)
Erythema migrans ("bullseye" rash) is only seen with Lyme disease (see picture below). (True/False) Incorrect 28 (66.7) 15 (35.7) 0.0009
Correct 14 (33.3) 27 (64.3)
Which pathogen causes Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever? (Select one) Incorrect 15 (35.7) 7 (16.7) 0.0613
Correct 27 (64.3) 35 (83.3)
Within Illinois, which tick species is most likely to transmit Anaplasmosis? (Select species) Incorrect 31 (73.8) 18 (42.9) 0.0088
Correct 11 (26.2) 24 (57.1)
How many hosts do the vector ticks of concern in Illinois require to complete their lifecycle? (Select one) Incorrect 33 (78.6) 13 (31.0)  < 0.0001
Correct 9 (21.4) 29 (69.0)
Which tick species will you encounter more frequently in grassy fields? (Select species) Incorrect 23 (54.8) 16 (38.1) 0.2109
Correct 19 (45.2) 26 (61.9)
When is a tick species considered to be established within a county? (Select one) Incorrect 26 (61.9) 12 (28.6) 0.0080
Correct 16 (38.1) 30 (71.4)
Which of the following are acceptable tick collection methods for classifying the county status of tick species? (Select all that apply) Incorrect 34 (81.0) 13 (31.0)  < 0.0001
Correct 8 (19.0) 29 (69.0)
How often should drags be inspected for ticks (according to CDC guidelines) when you want to calculate the density of host-seeking nymphs? (Select one) Incorrect 26 (61.9) 20 (47.6) 0.3074
Correct 16 (38.1) 22 (52.4)
How many sites must be sampled per county (according to CDC guidelines) when you want to calculate density of host-seeking females? (Select one) Incorrect 37 (88.1) 28 (66.7) 0.0159
Correct 5 (11.9) 14 (33.3)
Ticks can be preserved in 70–95% ethanol. (True/False) Incorrect 6 (14.3) 3 (7.1) 0.4497
Correct 36 (85.7) 39 (92.9)
The "fingers" or "strips" on a drag along with weights sewn into the trailing edge are there to increase contact between the fabric and vegetation. (True/False) Incorrect 4 (9.5) 0 (0.0) 0.1336
Correct 38 (90.5) 42 (100.0)
Knowledge Score (Mean (SD))   10.00 (2.61) 18.21 (2.80)  < 0.0001