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Table 3 Dementia attitudes and knowledge pre- and post-test

From: The effects of involvement in training and volunteering with families of people with dementia on the knowledge and attitudes of volunteers towards dementia

  Baseline (n = 107) Post-test (n = 81) P-valuea
Mean (S.D.)
Alzheimer’s Disease Knowledge Scale (range)
 Life impact sub-score (0–3) 2.26 (0.79) 2.47 (0.74) .102
 Risk factor sub-score (0–6) 2.80 (1.31) 3.47 (1.28) .001
 Symptom sub-score (0–4) 2.71 (1.18) 3.01 (1.14) .092
 Treatment and management sub-score (0–4) 2.93 (1.02) 3.14 (0.95) .141
 Assessment and diagnosis (0–4) 2.52 (0.88) 2.47 (0.98) .591
 Caregiving sub-score (0–5) 2.44 (1.10) 2.84 (1.12) .032
 Course sub-score (0–4) 2.26 (0.99) 2.26 (0.96) .350
 Total score (0–30) 17.93 (4.44) 19.44 (4.56) .009
Dementia Attitudes Scale (range)
 Comfort sub-score (10–70) 40.06 (5.29) 41.69 (6.65) .003
 Knowledge sub-score (10–70) 53.90 (7.17) 54.58 (6.63) .034
 Total score (20–140) 94.05 (10.28) 96.27 (10.70) <.001
  1. aWilcoxon signed-rank test