Table 2

Descriptive statistics and comparative analyses of awareness session questionnaires

Precomparison analysisPostcomparison analysisFollow-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=0.063
2 missing
n/an/an/an/an/a
How much do you know about dementia?
(median; significance/level)
4–7
Z=−4.594, p<0.001
1 missing
5–6
Z=−2.831, p=0.005
5–6
Z=−2.232, p=0.026
7–6
Z=−1.311, p=0.190
7–4
Z=0, p=1.000
1 missing
6–4
Z=−1.414, p=0.157
Do you know the causes of dementia?
(N° Yes, %; significance level)*
7 (25) – 24 (85.7) p<0.001
10 missing
n/an/an/an/an/a
Do you know what a dementia-friendly community is?
(N° Yes, %; significance level)*
13 (44.8)−26(89.7) p<0.001
9 missing
7 (70.0)–9 (90.0) p=0.500
2 missing
1 (16.7)–5 (83.3) p=0.125
1 missing
9 (90.0)–8 (80.0) p=1.000
1 missing
3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.000
2 missing
3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.000
Did the awareness session increase your knowledge/did you learn?
(N° Yes, %; significance level)*
n/an/an/a10 (100)–9 (90.0) p=1.000
1 missing
4 (100)–4 (100) p=1.000
1 missing
3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.000
Confidence in talking about dementia to others?
(median; significance/level)
5–7
Z=−3.917, p<0.001
8 missing
5–7
Z=−0.854, p=0.393
5–6
Z=−1.069, p=0.285
3 missing
7–7
Z=−1.897, p=0.058
7–6
Z=0, p=1.000
1 missing
7–6
Z=0, p=1.000
Confidence in helping people living with dementia?
(median; significance/level)
n/an/an/an/an/a8–7
Z=0, p=1.000
Did the awareness session change your views on people with dementia?
(N° Yes, %; significance level)*
n/an/an/an/an/a3 (100)–3 (100) p=1.000
  • Embedded Image=statistically significant.

  • *Significance testing using exact McNemar's test

  • †Significant testing using Wilcoxon signed-rank test.