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Table 4 Changes in confidence and help provided to others.

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

Outcome MHFA group Control group P-value for group × time interaction
% Feeling confident in helping someone ("moderately", "quite a lot" or "extremely")    .001
   Pre-test 54.5% 49.7%  
   Follow-up 74.5% 57.4%  
   Change (95% CI) 20.0% (12.6 to 27.4) 7.7% (1.3 to 14.1)  
% Had contact with anyone with mental health problem    .157
   Pre-test 71.5% 70.8%  
   Follow-up 72.9% 65.6%  
   Change (95% CI) 1.4% (-6.9 to 9.6) -5.2% (-13.5 to 3.1)  
% Provided help ("some" or "a lot")    .525
   Pre-test 37.0% 37.5%  
   Follow-up 39.0% 36.2%  
   Change (95% CI) 2.0% (-5.5 to 9.6) -1.3% (-9.6 to 6.9)  
% Advised professional help    .007
   Pre-test 28.1% 27.1%  
   Follow-up 29.4% 16.8%  
   Change (95% CI) 1.4% (-6.8 to 9.5) -10.3% (-18.0 to -2.6)