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Table 4 Change in individual knowledge questions –paired pre-test /post-test results (n = 117)

From: Improving rural and remote practitioners’ knowledge of the diabetic foot: findings from an educational intervention

Knowledge questions Pre-test Post-test  
Correct n (%) 95 % CI Correct n (%) 95 % CI p-value
People with an amputation are high riska 95 (81.2) 74–88 110 (94.0) 90–98. 0.003*
People with a previous foot ulcer are high riska 102 (87.5) 81–93 105 (89.7) 84–95 0.664
People with non-palpable pulses (and no other risk factors or previous history) are intermediate risk a 27 (23.1) 15–31 38 (32.5) 24–41 0.090
People unable to feel monofilament (and no other risk factors or previous history) are intermediate riska 22 (18.8) 12–26 54 (46.2) 37–55 <0.001*
People with a foot deformity (and no other risk factors or previous history) are intermediate risk a 25 (21.4) 14–29 72 (61.5) 53–70 <0.001*
People with two foot risks are high risk (and no previous history of amputation or ulceration)a 103 (88.0) 82–94 103 (88.0) 82–94 1.000
Check low risk feet every 12 monthsa 52 (44.4) 35–53 98 (83.8) 77–90 <0.001*
Check high risk feet every 3 monthsa 89 (84.6) 68–84 99 (90.6) 78–91 0.248
Palpate two pulses in each foot 67 (57.3) 48–66 102 (87.2) 81–93 <0.001*
  1. aNHMRC evidence-based recommendations; CI confidence interval; * statistically significant a p-value of < 0.05