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Table 3 Changes in beliefs about treatment and in social distance.

From: Mental health first aid training in a workplace setting: A randomized controlled trial [ISRCTN13249129]

Scale MHFA group Control group P-value for group × time interaction
Beliefs about treatment for depression    .062
   Pre-test mean (SD) 82.10 (17.27) 83.00 (18.95)  
   Follow-up mean (SD) 86.29 (18.30) 83.42 (18.48)  
   Change (95% CI) 4.19 (1.18 to 7.20) 0.42 (-2.20 to 3.04)  
Beliefs about treatment for schizophrenia    .096
   Pre-test mean (SD) 84.28 (19.33) 88.21 (16.76)  
   Follow-up mean (SD) 87.41 (18.26) 88.41 (16.11)  
   Change (95% CI) 3.13 (0.30 to 5.96) 0.20 (-1.87 to 2.27)  
Beliefs about treatment for both disorders    .036
   Pre-test mean (SD) 83.28 (16.65) 85.51 (15.05)  
   Follow-up mean (SD) 86.98 (16.78) 85.89 (14.42)  
   Change (95% CI) 3.70 (1.16 to 6.24) 0.38 (-1.46 to 2.23)  
Social distance from person with depression    .005
   Pre-test mean (SD) 8.74 (2.80) 8.63 (2.63)  
   Follow-up mean (SD) 7.86 (2.50) 8.46 (2.54)  
   Change (95% CI) -0.88 (-1.23 to -0.53) -0.18 (-0.51 to 0.16)  
Social distance from person with schizophrenia    .211
   Pre-test mean (SD) 12.12 (3.53) 12.13 (3.50)  
   Follow-up mean (SD) 11.27 (3.50) 11.62 (3.35)  
   Change (95% CI) -0.84 (-1.23 to -0.46) -0.51 (-0.87 to -0.15)  
Social distance from both    .020
   Pre-test mean (SD) 20.88 (5.79) 20.79 (5.53)  
   Follow-up mean (SD) 19.14 (5.43) 20.07 (5.30)  
   Change (95% CI) -1.73 (-2.37 to -1.10) -0.72 (-1.29 to -0.14)