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Table 3 Bowel management knowledge scores

From: Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviour intentions for three bowel management practices in intensive care: effects of a targeted protocol implementation for nursing and medical staff

  Pre (n = 88) Post (n = 69)  
  Mean (SD) Range Mean (SD) Range Test statistics
Overall knowledge score (31 items) 17.64 (3.72) 8-25 19.25 (3.22) 11-27 t = −2.905, df = 153.43, p = 0.004
Knowledge of medications that may cause diarrhoea (10 items) 4.91 (1.92) 0-9 5.62 (1.86) 1-9 t = −2.35, df = 148.154, p = 0.02
Knowledge of general bowel management (11 items) 8.52 (1.49) 5-11 9.09 (1.34) 6-11 t = −2.499, df = 152.03, p = 0.014
Knowledge of medications that may cause constipation (10 items) 4.2 (1.61) 2-8 4.54 (1.78) 1-9 t = −1.208, df = 138.84, p = 0.229
  1. Maximum possible score for overall knowledge score was 31.