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Table 2 Proportion of participants who were knowledgeable and confident for each item and station at pre- and post-IMPROVE workshop (Australian workshops conducted from May 2012 to October 2014; International workshops conducted from November 2013 to May 2015)

From: Evaluation of an international educational programme for health care professionals on best practice in the management of a perinatal death: IMproving Perinatal mortality Review and Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE)

  Australian (N = 622) International (N = 65)
Item Pre (%) Post (%) Pre (%) Post (%)
Station 1 - Communicating Perinatal autopsy
 1.1 56.4 99.2a 54.1 100.0a
 1.2 70.6 99.4a 49.2 96.7a
 1.3 28.2 95.2a 49.2 95.1a
 Overall Station 1 Results 19.9 94.7a 23.0 95.1a
Station 2 - Autopsy and placenta examination
 2.1 51.9 99.0a 36.1 93.4a
 2.2 53.7 88.4a 47.5 90.2a
 2.3 24.3 92.0a 39.3 82.0a
 Overall Station 2 Results 13.7 84.6a 19.7 77.0a
Station 3 – Investigation of Perinatal Deaths
 3.1 44.7 96.4a 31.1 87.9a
 3.2 28.8 97.4a 31.1 88.5a
 3.3 21.5 92.6a 31.1 91.8a
 Overall Station 3 Results 15.0 90.8a 19.7 82.0a
Station 4 – Examination of baby
 4.1 19.5 95.7a 23.0 95.1a
 4.2 55.1 96.0a 59.0 88.5b
 4.3 32.6 89.7a 31.1 93.4a
 Overall Station 4 Results 12.9 87.3a 13.1 85.2a
Station 5 – Audit and Classification
 5.1 25.7 97.1a 41.0 95.1a
 5.2 14.1 86.7a 36.1 93.4a
 Overall Station 5 Results 10.9 86.0a 29.5 91.8a
Station 6 - Bereavement
 6.1 56.6 94.5a 60.7 96.7a
 6.2 55.8 96.8a 52.5 98.4a
 Overall Station 6 Results 43.6 92.6a 45.9 95.1a
  1. a p <0.001; b p < 0.01 for difference between pre- and post-workshop as assessed by McNemar’s test