International Journal of Pediatrics / 2012 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

A Neonatal Resuscitation Curriculum in Malawi, Africa: Did It Change In-Hospital Mortality?

Table 2

Changes in trainees’ attitude, knowledge, and skills in neonatal resuscitation.

DomainMean preintervention score (percent correct)Mean postintervention score1 (percent correct)

Attitude Example: “How comfortable are you with neonatal resuscitation?”  Likert scale, 1–4, Not at all to very comfortable, scored on quartiles: 1 = 25%, 2 = 50%, 3 = 75%, 4 = 100%4576
Knowledge Example: “Restoration of adequate ventilation usually will result in a (rapid)   (gradual) (slow) improvement in heart rate.”  Dichotomous correct or incorrect answer scored.3059
Skills Example: “Please demonstrate the proper method of positive-pressureventilation.”  Dichotomous correct or incorrect answer scored.5876

1 Combined Students’ paired -Test with two-tailed distribution, ( ).

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