Table 3

Changes in self-reported adherence to VBSC guidelines
IG/CG IG CG IG/CG
Questions p1 Md 2007/2010-2011 n p2 ES1 Md 2007/2010-2011 n p2 ES1 p3 ES2
Patient identification
7a Ask for name and identification number (4) 0.232 3.5/4 80 0.026 .18 4/4 79 0.016 .19 0.471 .06
7b I already know the patient (1) 0.380 2/1.5 79 0.019 .19 2/2 77 0.048 .16 0.028 .01
7d Control of patient’s photo-ID (4) <0.001 1/2 79 <0.001 .34 2/2 77 0.048 .16 0.028 .18
Collection of specimen
Release stasis
8a -before first sample is drawn (4) 0.785 3/3 77 0.060 .15 2/3 75 0.805 .02 0.287 .09
8b -during sampling (4) 0.868 3/3 76 0.538 .05 3/3 74 0.043 .17 0.285 .09
8c -when finished sampling (1) 0.997 2/1 75 0.006 .22 2/2 71 1.000 0 0.040 .17
8d Keep stasis as long as necessary (1) 0.789 3/2 76 0.019 .19 3/3 73 0.886 .01 0.144 .15
If additives
10a -invert the test tube immediately (4) 0.641 4/4 82 0.021 .18 4/4 78 0.063 .15 0.600 .04
10b -use automated reverser (4) 0.403 4/4 82 0.228 .09 3/4 74 0.016 .20 0.446 .06
Information search procedures and specimen storage
11a Use outdated printed sampling instructions (1) <0.001 2/1 78 <0.001 .31 1/1 73 0.415 .07 <0.001 .32
11b Check updated information in updated internet network (4) <0.001 3.5/4 78 <0.001 .37 4/4 78 1.000 0 <0.001 .33
11d Ask colleagues for information (1) 0.001 3/2 81 0.001 .30 2/2 74 1.000 0 0.003 .23
11f Call the laboratory for information (1) 0.327 2/2 78 0.007 .21 2/2 74 1.000 0 0.046 .16
Store test tubes
12a -lying on work-bench (1) 0.159 1/1 75 0.518 .05 1/1 71 0.181 .11 0.535 .05
12b -in the pocket (1) 0.307 1/1 74 0.083 .14 1/1 71 0.317 .08 0.049 .16
12c -in a test tube stand (4) 0.796 4/4 80 0.357 .07 4/4 77 0.130 .12 0.084 .14
Test request management and test tube labelling
13 How often someone else marks the sampling time (5) 0.371 5/5 83 0.227 .09 5/5 79 0.443 .09 0.951 .01
15a Compare identification number with test request (4) 0.344 4/4 82 0.847 .01 4/4 79 0.132 .12 0.426 .06
15c Sign the test request (4) 0.713 4/4 82 0.152 .11 4/4 76 0.021 .19 0.007 .22
15d Check information if somebody else has completed it (4) 0.165 4/4 81 0.054 .15 4/4 79 0.185 .11 0.444 .06
15e Adjust sampling time if marked time differs from sampling time (4) 0.176 3/4 78 0.095 .13 4/4 76 0.519 .05 0.558 .05
15f Check that test request and test tube identification (barcode) numbers match (4) <0.001 4/4 83 0.003 .23 4/4 77 0.961 0 0.012 .20
Label the test tube
16a -before approaching the patient (1) 0.461 1/1 79 0.092 .25 1/1 71 0.567 .05 0.740 .03
16b -at patient’s side prior to sampling (4) 0.001 2/3 80 <0.001 .49 1/1 72 0.045 .17 0.060 .16
16c -at patient’s side, after sampling (4) <0.001 4/3 80 0.104 .10 4/4 77 0.032 .17 0.919 .01
16d -at a later occasion (1) 0.076 1/1 79 0.052 .01 1/1 70 0.132 .13 0.019 .20
16e Somebody else labelled in advance (1) 0.017 1/1 80 0.405 .07 1/1 71 0.257 .10 0.181 .11
16f Somebody else labels after sampling (1) 0.246 1/1 80 0.096 .27 1/1 71 0.564 .05 0.173 .11
Job satisfaction
19a I have enough knowledge for my daily work (3) 0.483 2/3 83 <0.001 .34 2/3 79 0.059 .15 0.075 .14
19b Proper VBSC is considered a priority at my PHC (3) 0.235 2/3 81 0.034 .17 3/3 78 0.760 .02 0.082 .14

P1 = Mann-Witney U Test, between IG and CG at baseline.

P2 = Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test, within IG and CG.

P3 = Mann-Witney U Test, for changes between IG and CG, IG = Intervention group, CG = Control group.

Significant improvement = p < 0.01, marked with bold font.

ES1 = Effect size measured by Z/n*2 square, ES2 = 0045ffect size measured by Z/n square.

Md = Median self-reported answers on a scale where either 1 or 4 is often the best possible answer. Desirable result is shown within parenthesis for each item.

Bölenius et al.

Bölenius et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:463   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-463

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