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Table 2 Comparisons of attitudes, intentional behaviour and mental health literacy and baseline and a 6-month follow-up of the intervention group (N = 46), paired sample t -test

From: The effectiveness of an anti-stigma intervention in a basic police officer training programme: a controlled study

Area of investigation    Baseline      6-month follow-up   t Sign. Effect size pre- post Effect size pre - FUP
Attitudes (CAMI) M SD M SD   
Total score 4.80 .65 5.29 .80 8.28 .001 .32 .68
Community ideology 5.15 .63 5.45 .67 5.99 .001 .16 .46
Open minded and pro integration 4.31 .80 4.58 .80 3.04 .004 .38 .33
Intentional behaviour (RIBS)         
I would be willing to live with someone with a mental health problem 2.76 1.06 3.15 1.40 2.24 .031 .18 .32
I would be willing to work with someone with a mental health problem 3.19 1.24 3.58 1.35 2.72 .010 .20 .30
Mental health literacy (MAKS)         
If a friend had a mental health problem I know what advice to give them to get professional help 3.45 .94 4.05 .66 3.81 .001 .78 .75
Medication can be an effective treatment 4.00 .68 4.36 .61 2.88 .006 .61 .56
People with severe mental health problems can fully recover 3.47 1.08 3.89 1.06 2.30 .027 .37 .39
  1. Within-group effect sizes for Pre-Follow-up and Pre-post comparisons are also shown in the table.