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Table 5 Changes in current management practices between comparison and intervention group at pre- and post-assessments

From: A theory-based educational intervention to pediatricians in order to improve identification and referral of maternal depression: a quasi-experimental study

  Pre Post Change   
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD) P** P
How often do assess for maternal depression among mothers demonstrating depressive symptomatology during their healthcare visit?      
 Intervention group 4.8 (0.4) 5.0 (0.2) 0.2 (0.4) 0.847 0.787
 Comparison group 4.6 (0.6) 4.7(0.5) 0.3 (0.8) 0.850  
P* 0.132 0.022    
How often do you provide counseling for maternal depression in your daily practice;      
 Comparison group 1.8 (0.5) 1.5 (0.5) −0.3 (0.6) 0.503 0.350
 Intervention group 2 (0.4) 1.8 (0.4) −0.2 (0.5) 0.513  
P* 0.272 0.042    
How often do you refer a patient for treatment of maternal depression;      
 Comparison group 2 (0.4) 2 (0.1) 0.0 (0.4) 0.417 0.258
 Intervention group 2 (0.3) 1.9 (0.3) −0.1 (0.4) 0.428  
P* 0.647 0.162    
  1. *p value for differences between the two groups; **p value for changes among pre- and post-measures; repeated measurements ANOVA, p value for interaction effect of time with group.