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Table 3 Knowledge (AFT & Self-reported), Attitude, EBP uptake scores of the different allied health disciplines

From: Does journal club membership improve research evidence uptake in different allied health disciplines: a pre-post study

Allied health discipline EBP competencies Pre-test Score Mean ± SD Post-test Score Mean ± SD Mean Percentage Change (95% CI)
Speech Pathology N=10 AFT Score 25.30 ± 11.94 53.80 ± 23.08 134.36 (54.80 – 213.82)*
Self-reported knowledge 59.50 ± 11.65 65.50 ± 6.59 12.93 (2.01 – 23.85)*
Attitude 22.50 ± 1.84 23.00 ± 2.11 2.65 (−4.16 – 9.41)
EBP Uptake 26.20 ± 8.93 32.00 ± 6.41 42.30 (−4.76 – 89.41)
Physiotherapy N=19 AFT Score 32.26 ± 14.65 79.52 ± 18.70 245.90 (110.65 – 381.23)*
Self-reported knowledge 51.78 ± 13.05 63.11 ± 10.98 27.35 (13.13 – 41.56)*
Attitude 19.05 ± 3.47 21.89 ± 4.46 15.85 (6.54 – 25.26)*
EBP Uptake 18.89 ± 6.66 26.57 ± 8.12 71.06 (12.24 – 129.88)*
Social Work N=16 AFT Score 24.19 ± 9.87 43.06 ± 14.82 141.20 (24.09 – 258.34)*
Self-reported knowledge 58.00 ± 13.39 63.37 ± 11.03 11.28 (4.01 – 18.55)*
Attitude 19.56 ± 3.37 20.81 ± 3.23 8.04 (−0.29 – 16.39)
EBP Uptake 22.56 ± 8.14 26.00 ± 5.49 28.25 (4.73 – 51.77)*
Occupational Therapy N=36 AFT Score 22.75 ± 10.87 55.58 ± 22.66 198.50 (135.71 – 261.34)*
Self-reported knowledge 55.94 ± 13.08 62.50 ± 13.93 14.27 (6.74 – 21.80)*
Attitude 21.31 ± 3.13 21.75 ± 3.69 2.73 (−1.98 – 7.46)
EBP Uptake 21.56 ± 7.92 22.50 ± 8.28 16.52 (−5.86 – 38.92)
Dietetics/Nutrition N=12 AFT Score 31.75 ± 9.80 59.08 ± 22.63 87.81 (50.73 – 124.93)*
Self-reported knowledge 59.00 ± 9.91 65.92 ± 8.04 13.68 (3.39 – 23.96)*
Attitude 21.17 ± 3.16 21.00 ± 3.38 0.20 (−8.34 – 8.75)
EBP Uptake 18.92 ± 8.08 23.58 ± 7.22 39.18 (8.56 – 69.78)*
  1. *: denotes statistically significant change from baseline, based on CIs which did not span zero.