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Table 3 Knowledge of mothers about child neglect

From: Effectiveness of a health promotion intervention to address determinants of child neglect in a disadvantaged community in Sri Lanka

Knowledge on child neglect Experimental (n = 42) Control (n = 43) p value for the ‘difference in the scores’ between experimental and control groups**
Pre
Mean
(SD)
Post
Mean
(SD)
Pre
Mean
(SD)
Post
Mean
(SD)
Needs of children 25.39 (10.49) 51.05 (16.47) 25.58 (9.85) 28.42 (11.95) p < 0.001
p < 0.001* p = 0.070*
Risk factors of neglect 14.76 (11.52) 40.95
(15.74)
16.74 (10.40) 19.53 (10.90) p < 0.001
p < 0.001* p = 0.063*
Warning signs of neglect 14.88 (16.61) 23.21 (20.20) 12.79 (13.77) 15.11 (18.20) p = 0.127
p = 0.025* p = 0.160*
Harm on physical health 7.73 (16.08) 27.97 (21.52) 8.13 (21.63) 9.88 (16.49) p < 0.001
p < 0.001* p = 0.583*
Harm on mental health 7.14 (13.11) 23.33 (18.69) 7.90 (20.53) 11.16 (19.17) p < 0.001
p < 0.001* p = 0.146*
Harm on social health 8.33 (21.85) 30.95 (36.54) 5.81 (19.54) 11.62 (26.36) p = 0.006
p < 0.001* p = 0.024*
Harm on education 12.69 (22.02) 35.71 (27.93) 3.10 (12.20) 7.75 (17.574 p < 0.001
p < 0.001* p = 0.032*
  1. *Paired t-test; **Independent sample t-test (df = 83), equal variances not assumed