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Table 3 Self-assessed competency before and after participation in FETP-Frontline: both cohorts (N = 50)

From: Evaluation of the first two Frontline cohorts of the field epidemiology training program in Guinea, West Africa

Skill Before Training After Training Difference Percentage Improvement P value
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
PowerPoint 2.47 (1.05) 4.03 (0.70) 1.56 (0.87) 63.2%  < 0.001
Excel 2.31 (0.99) 3.97 (0.66) 1.66 (0.90) 71.9%  < 0.001
Describing public health surveillance 2.43 (0.70) 4.23 (0.48) 1.79 (0.73) 73.7%  < 0.001
Investigating/Responding to outbreaks 2.20 (0.75) 4.20 (0.46) 2.00 (0.72) 90.9%  < 0.001
Summarizing data 2.15 (0.66) 4.24 (0.41) 2.09 (0.75) 97.2%  < 0.001
Verifying data quality 2.02 (0.75) 4.14 (0.57) 2.12 (0.75) 105.0%  < 0.001