Table 2

Descriptive statistics and comparative analyses of awareness session questionnaires

 Precomparison analysis Postcomparison analysis Follow-up analysis Pre-post(n=38) Pre-6-month(n=12) Pre-1 year(n=7) Post-6 month (n=11) Post-1 year(n=5) 6-month–1 year(n=3) Do you know what dementia is?(N° Yes, %; significance level)* 31 (86.1)−36 (100) p=0.0632 missing n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a How much do you know about dementia?(median; significance/level)† 4–7Z=−4.594, p<0.0011 missing 5–6Z=−2.831, p=0.005 5–6Z=−2.232, p=0.026 7–6Z=−1.311, p=0.190 7–4Z=0, p=1.0001 missing 6–4Z=−1.414, p=0.157 Do you know the causes of dementia?(N° Yes, %; significance level)* 7 (25) – 24 (85.7) p<0.00110 missing n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Do you know what a dementia-friendly community is?(N° Yes, %; significance level)* 13 (44.8)−26(89.7) p<0.0019 missing 7 (70.0)–9 (90.0) p=0.5002 missing 1 (16.7)–5 (83.3) p=0.1251 missing 9 (90.0)–8 (80.0) p=1.0001 missing 3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.0002 missing 3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.000 Did the awareness session increase your knowledge/did you learn?(N° Yes, %; significance level)* n/a n/a n/a 10 (100)–9 (90.0) p=1.0001 missing 4 (100)–4 (100) p=1.0001 missing 3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.000 Confidence in talking about dementia to others?(median; significance/level)† 5–7Z=−3.917, p<0.0018 missing 5–7Z=−0.854, p=0.393 5–6Z=−1.069, p=0.2853 missing 7–7Z=−1.897, p=0.058 7–6Z=0, p=1.0001 missing 7–6Z=0, p=1.000 Confidence in helping people living with dementia?(median; significance/level)† n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 8–7Z=0, p=1.000 Did the awareness session change your views on people with dementia?(N° Yes, %; significance level)* n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.000
• =statistically significant.

• *Significance testing using exact McNemar's test

• †Significant testing using Wilcoxon signed-rank test.