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Table 4 Changes in beliefs about treatment and in social distance. Mean scores (and SDs) on scales measuring (a) beliefs about treatment that are concordant with health professionals, and (b) social distance from person in vignette

From: Mental health first aid training for the public: evaluation of effects on knowledge, attitudes and helping behavior

Scale Pre-course Post-course 6 Month Follow-up P-value1
Beliefs About Treatment     
   Depression 79.65 (25.01) 89.90 (17.90) 87.98 (21.22)  
   Schizophrenia 74.34 (25.56) 88.49 (17.88) 85.47 (22.17)  
   Both 76.97 (25.37) 89.19 (17.86) 86.71 (21.69) .000
Social Distance     
   Depression 8.05 (2.47) 7.48 (2.36) 7.54 (2.28)  
   Schizophrenia 10.47 (2.83) 9.86 (2.81) 10.02 (3.12)  
   Both 9.27 (2.92) 8.69 (2.85) 8.79 (3.00) .000
  1. 1 Repeated measures analysis of variance. There were no significant interactions with type of vignette.