Table 3 Differences in mean scores on knowledge of obstetric danger signs and birth preparedness between intervention and comparison groups

From: Effects of health education on spousal knowledge and participation in birth preparedness in Farafenni Regional Hospital, The Gambia: a randomized trial

Variable Pre-test
Mean (SD)
Test of difference Post-test
Mean (SD)
Test of difference
Comparison Intervention t-test Comparison Intervention t-test
Knowledge of danger signs of pregnancy 29.2 (7.3) 24.1 (6.8) 2.383* 29.5 (6.9) 58.1 (6.5) 14.315***
Knowledge of danger signs of labour and delivery 33.2 (7.9) 23.3 (7.1) 3.855** 34.9 (7.8) 66.5 (6.3) 13.506***
Knowledge on birth preparedness 29.1 (6.9) 33.5 (7.6) 1.648 29.4 (5.6) 68.0 (5.1) 18.162***
Overall knowledge 30.5 (7.4) 26.9 (7.1) 1.797 31.3 (6.8) 64.2 (5.9) 19.393***
  1. * p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001