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Table 1 Change in patients’ intention towards specific treatment options

From: Animations designed to raise patient awareness of prudent antibiotic use: patient recall of key messages and their immediate effect on patient attitude

Question
Since waiting for your appointment today are you more or less likely to
Less likely (%) Neutral (%) More likely (%) Not neutral Difference to 50% neutral p-value
See your GP the next time you have a flu, cough, cold or sore throat (n = 132) 59.8 35.6 4.5 64.4% (95% CI 55.6, 72.5) p = 0.001
Ask your GP for antibiotics the next time you have a flu, cough, cold or sore throat (n = 132) 62.9 31.8 5.3 68.2% (95% CI 59.5, 76.0) p < 0.001
Drink plenty of fluids the next time you have a flu, cough, cold or sore throat (n = 132) 6.8 38.6 54.5 61.4% (595% CI 2.5, 69.7) p = 0.01
Rest the next time you have a flu, cough, cold or sore throat (n = 132) 4.5 29.5 65.9 70.5% (95% CI 61.9, 78.1) p < 0.001
Take paracetamol the next time you have a flu, cough, cold or sore throat (n = 132) 6.8 33.3 59.8 66.7% (95% CI 57.9, 74.6) p < 0.001
Take antibiotics without the recommendation of a doctor or nurse (n = 131) 13.0 45.0 42.0 55.0% (95% CI 46.0, 63.4) p = 0.3
Ask your GP for antibiotics the next time your child has a flu, cough, cold or sore throat (n = 129) 29.5 61.2* 9.3 38.8% (95% CI 30.3, 47.7) p = 0.01
  1. * Percentage neutral significantly different from 50% but not in a positive change of intention