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Table 3 Mean and median scores for knowledge and attitude subcategories of participants who completed both 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)
Knowledge Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Ticks and tick identification (n = 7 questions) 2.40 (1.13) 5.19 (1.19)
Surveillance methods
(n = 6 questions)
2.83 (0.91) 4.19 (0.92)
Surveillance safety
(n = 6 questions)
2.73 (1.21) 4.83 (1.23)
Tick-borne diseases
(n = 7 questions)
2.02 (1.22) 4.00 (1.27)
Attitudes Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
Perceived need
(n = 4 questions)
16 (14.25–15.45) 16 (15–17)
Perceived barriers
(n = 5 questions)
11 (10–13.75) 16 (14–18)
Perceived risk
(n = 3 questions)
12 (11.25–13) 12 (12–14)
  1. SD Standard deviation, IQR Interquartile range