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Table 2 Multivariate analysis of questionnaire and OSCE‡

From: The effectiveness of an abbreviated training program for health workers in breast cancer awareness: innovative strategies for resource constrained environments

Variable Questionnaire OSCE
Randomization group   
GROUP 4 (CONTROL POST TEST) Ref Ref
GROUP 3 (CONTROL, PRE & POST TEST) 2.140** -0.206
  (0.414 - 3.865) (-3.094 - 2.682)
p-value 0.0151 0.889
GROUP 2 (TRAINED POST TEST) 4.853*** 11.12***
  (3.048 - 6.658) (7.850 - 14.39)
p-value <0.00001 <0.00001
GROUP 2 (TRAINED, PRE & POST TEST) 4.051*** 7.932***
  (2.281 - 5.820) (5.004 - 10.86)
p-value <0.00001 <0.00001
IMPACT OF INTERVENTION   
Pre-intervention Ref Ref
Post-intervention 1.920*** 3.308***
  (1.123 - 2.716) (0.795 - 5.821)
p-value <0.00001 0.00989
a) By age category   
20-25 Ref Ref
25-30 0.620 0.216
  (-0.705 - 1.944) (-1.133 - 1.565)
  0.359 0.754
30-35 0.495 -0.670
  (-1.231 - 2.222) (-2.531 - 1.191)
  0.574 0.480
>35 -0.267 0.139
  (-1.884 - 1.350) (-1.512 - 1.790)
  0.746 0.869
b) By Gender   
Female Ref Ref
Male 0.0344 -1.284*
  (-1.369 - 1.438) (-2.642 - 0.0732)
p-value 0.962 0.0637
c) Cared for a patient with breast cancer   
No Ref Ref
Yes 1.484 -0.204
  (-0.437 - 3.406) (-1.807 - 1.398)
p-value 0.130 0.803
d) Family history of breast cancer   
No Ref Ref
Yes 0.661 -1.752**
  (-0.725 - 2.048) (-3.257 - -0.247)
p-value 0.350 0.0225
Overall mean 13.00 10.22
  1. in parenthesis *** p<0.01, ** p<0.05, * p<0.1 ‡ From Generalized estimating equation. Ref- reference group, category with which all others presented in the table are compared.