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Table 4 Paired responses to attitudes questions for 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)
 
Question Response Number (%) Number (%) P-value
Tick surveillance is needed within my jurisdiction Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.1841
N to A
A to StA
Disagree 1 (2.4) 1 (2.4)
Neutral 7 (16.7) 2 (4.8)
Agree 31 (73.8) 30 (71.4)
Strongly Agree 3 (7.1) 9 (21.4)
My department is already doing enough tick surveillance Strongly Agree 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4) 0.3428
N to D
Agree 3 (7.1) 3 (7.1)
Neutral 12 (28.6) 8 (19.0)
Disagree 21 (50.0) 25 (59.5)
Strongly Disagree 6 (14.3) 5 (11.9)
I do not feel like I have enough knowledge and preparation to do tick surveillance accurately Strongly Agree 12 (28.6) 1 (2.4) 0.0933
A too D
0.0940
A too N
Agree 22 (52.4) 7 (16.7)
Neutral 3 (7.1) 12 (28.6)
Disagree 5 (11.9) 21 (50.0)
Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4)
I do not feel like I have enough knowledge and preparation to do tick surveillance safely Strongly Agree 11 (26.2) 0 (0.0) 0.0934
StA to D
A too D
Agree 14 (33.3) 5 (11.9)
Neutral 10 (23.8) 9 (21.4)
Disagree 7 (16.7) 26 (61.9)
Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 2 (4.8)
I feel confident I can identify the four main vector tick species within IL Strongly Disagree 11 (26.2) 0 (0.0) 0.0398
D to A
Disagree 18 (42.9) 4 (9.5)
Neutral 4 (9.5) 11 (26.2)
Agree 7 (16.7) 25 (59.5)
Strongly Agree 2 (4.8) 2 (4.8)
I do not feel like I have enough time for tick surveillance within my job Strongly Agree 7 (16.7) 6 (14.3) 0.0700
N to D
Agree 13 (31.0) 15 (35.7)
Neutral 18 (42.9) 10 (23.8)
Disagree 4 (9.5) 11 (26.2)
Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
We do not have enough money within our department for tick surveillance Strongly Agree 6 (14.3) 4 (9.5) 0.2482
N to A
Agree 10 (23.8) 12 (28.6)
Neutral 20 (47.6) 18 (42.9)
Disagree 6 (14.3) 8 (19.0)
Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Tick surveillance is important in Illinois Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.2672
N to A
Disagree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Neutral 4 (9.5) 0 (0.0)
Agree 27 (64.3) 29 (69.0)
Strongly Agree 11 (26.2) 13 (31.0)
Tick surveillance is important in my department’s jurisdiction Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.8994
N to A
A to StA
Disagree 2 (4.8) 1 (2.4)
Neutral 9 (21.4) 4 (9.5)
Agree 25 (59.5) 28 (66.7)
Strongly Agree 5 (11.9) 9 (21.4)
No Response 1 (2.4) 0 (0.0)
I am worried about tick-borne diseases in Illinois Strongly Disagree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.1237
N to A
Disagree 3 (7.1) 1 (2.4)
Neutral 9 (21.4) 5 (11.9)
Agree 25 (59.5) 28 (66.7)
Strongly Agree 5 (11.9) 8 (19.0)
I do not think tick-borne diseases are a problem in my county/jurisdiction Strongly Agree 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0.2888
N to D
D to StD
Agree 2 (4.8) 2 (4.8)
Neutral 8 (19.0) 4 (9.5)
Disagree 25 (59.5) 25 (59.5)
Strongly Disagree 7 (16.7) 11 (26.2)
Tick-borne diseases are not a public health problem Strongly Agree 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4) 0.4795
N to D
Agree 1 (2.4) 2 (4.8)
Neutral 3 (7.1) 0 (0.0)
Disagree 21 (50.0) 23 (54.8)
Strongly Disagree 17 (40.5) 16 (38.1)
Attitudes Score (Mean (SD))   39.10 (4.11) 44.38 (4.38)  < 0.0001
  1. In P-value column: StD strongly disagree, D disagree, N neutral, A agree, StA strongly agree