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Table 4 Knowledge, satisfaction and readiness scores in study participants receiving group or individual care

From: An evaluation of Interprofessional group antenatal care: a prospective comparative study

  Group Individual P for effect of care (group vs. individual) P for effect of ethnicity P for effect of parity P for effect of age
Sample sizes in parentheses     
Knowledge at entry into care a 56.2 ± 0.5 (176) 55.2 ± 0.7 (88) 0.30 < 0.0001d 0.001e 0.06
Knowledge in third trimestera 59.5 ± 0.7 (94) 60.6 ± 1.0 (49) 0.41 0.01d 0.83 0.72
Change in knowledge 2.1 ± 0.8 (68) 3.9 ± 1.0 (42) 0.15 0.84 0.01e 0.09
Readiness for labourb 78.5 ± 1.9 (88) 78.4 ± 2.6 (47) 0.96 0.98 0.04f 0.19
Readiness for baby careb 80.1 ± 1.9 (90) 83.1 ± 2.6 (47) 0.40 0.63 < 0.0001f 0.46
Satisfactionc 114.7 ± 1.3 (89) 116.4 ± 1.8 (46) 0.51 0.11 0.51 0.25
  1. Values are least squares means ± standard errors from a general linear model including effects of care, ethnicity, parity and maternal age
  2. aKnowledge scale: maximum possible score = 72
  3. bReadiness maximum possible score = 100
  4. cSatisfaction maximum possible score = 125
  5. dHigher among Caucasians
  6. eMultiparous clients had higher knowledge at entry into care, whereas knowledge increased between entry into care and the third trimester more among nulliparous clients
  7. fMultiparous clients had greater readiness for labour and baby care