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Table 2 Summary of participant characteristics and questionnaire results from the pilot evaluation of the patient-focused intervention

From: Development of a patient-centred intervention to improve knowledge and understanding of antibiotic therapy in secondary care

Characteristic Description Result
Agea Median (range) years 60 (22–85)
Gendera Male (%) 11 (65)
Reported time spent discussing infection prior to interventiona
Not discussed n = (%) 3 (18)
  < 10 min n = (%) 8 (47)
10–30 min n = (%) 3 (18)
  > 30 min n = (%) 3 (18)
Antibiotic therapy discussed with patient prior to interventiona
Yes pre-intervention n = (%) 5 (29)
Pre-intervention knowledge and understanding scores
  Median (IQR) 3 (2–5)
  Mean (SD) 3.2 (2.2)
Post-intervention knowledge and understanding scores
  Median (IQR) 10 (6–11)
  Mean (IQR) 8.5 (3.3)
Reported usefulness of intervention Median score (range) 1 = Not very useful 6 = Extremely useful 5 (3–6)
Would participants use the intervention again Yes – n = (%) 13 (87)
Reported optimal time to deploy the intervention
Initiation of therapy n = (%) 5 (33)
On discharge n = (%) 2 (13)
Any time during admission n = (%) 8 (53)
  1. Legend: All analysis was performed only on participants with both pre- and post-questionnaires (n = 15) unless otherwise stated
  2. a n = 17 who completed pre-intervention questionnaire