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Table 4 Changes in medical students’ mental health first aid intentions, confidence, knowledge and stigma

From: Mental health first aid training for Australian medical and nursing students: an evaluation study

  Online Face-to-face
  Pre-course Mean (SD) Post-course Mean (SD) P value Cohen’s d Pre-course Mean (SD) Post-course Mean (SD) P value Cohen’s d
MHFA intentions 4.02 (1.71) 6.71 (2.96) .00 1.11 3.83 (1.84) 6.08 (2.77) .00 0.96
Confidence 2.11 (.63) 3.17 (.51) .00 1.85 2.95 (.81) 3.33 (.58) .00 0.54
Knowledge 4.02 (1.71) 6.71 (3.00) .00 1.10 3.83 (1.84) 6.08 (2.77) .00 0.96
Personal stigma – Weak not sick 1.54 (.44) 1.38 (.42) .00 0.37 1.64 (.46) 1.49 (.39) .01 0.35
Personal stigma – Dangerous and unpredictable 2.14 (.55) 1.85 (.54) .00 0.53 2.20 (.63) 1.88 (.69) .00 0.48
Perceived stigma – Weak not sick 3.57 (.69) 3.60 (.68) .60 0.04 3.58 (.56) 3.62 (.74) .67 0.06
Perceived stigma – Dangerous and unpredictable 3.42 (.68) 3.42 (.78) .92 0.00 3.46 (.69) 3.53 (.84) .53 0.09
Social distance 2.11 (.67) 1.93 (.58) .00 0.29 2.11 (.62) 2.01 (.59) .19 0.17
  1. Note: Paired sample t test.