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Table 7 Oral health behavior and attitudes at 4-month follow-up, control v test group (Independent sample t-test)

From: The effect of motivational interviewing on oral healthcare knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of parents and caregivers of preschool children: an exploratory cluster randomised controlled study

Variable Group n Mean sd 95 %CI p value
Child weekly tooth brushing       
  Control 20 10.55 4.07 8.77-12.33 <0.01
  Test 21 13.09 1.44 12.47-13.71  
Self-efficacy       
  Control 20 24.60 6.91 21.57-27.62 0.379
  Test 21 26.79 5.14 24.59-28.99  
Oral health fatalism       
  Control 20 5.95 2.04 5.06-6.84 <0.05
  Test 21 4.09 1.73 3.35-4.83  
Openness to health information       
  Control 20 15.35 2.64 14.19-16.51 0.593
  Test 21 15.86 3.32 14.73-16.99  
Valuing dental health       
  Control 20 19.80 8.71 16.07-23.52 0.847
  Test 21 19.42 0.81 19.07-19.77  
Convenience and change difficulty       
  Control 19 9.58 2.34 9.23-9.94 0.410
  Test 21 7.67 3.21 6.30-9.04  
Child permissiveness       
  Control 20 8.30 3.86 6.61-9.99 0.352
  Test 21 7.33 3.63 5.78-8.88  
RAPIDD pros       
  Control 20 35.15 9.58 30.95-39.35 0.952
  Test 21 35.29 3.38 33.84-36.74  
RAPIDD cons       
  Control 19 17.37 4.98 15.13-19.61 0.154
  Test 21 15.00 5.28 12.74-17.26