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Table 1 Workshop questionnaire – pre and post workshop comparisons (median and inter-quartile range) using a Likert scale with grades from one to five (1 = very low; 2 = low; 3 = average; 4 = good; 5 = very good)

From: An evaluation of a data linkage training workshop for research ethics committees

WORKSHOP IMPACT FOR YOU Pre test median (IQR) Post test median (IQR) p value*
Please indicate the effect this workshop has had on:    
1. Your understanding of the data linkage process 3(2–4) 4 (4–5) <0.001
2. Your knowledge of data collections available for linkage in [the relevant jurisdiction] 3 (1–4) 4 (3–4) <0.001
3. Your awareness of the history of data linkage 2 (1–3) 4 (4–5) <0.001
4. Your understanding of the Population Health Research Network 2 (1–3) 4 (3–4) <0.001
5. Your awareness of the benefits of data linkage 4 (3–4) 4 (4–5) <0.001
6. Your knowledge of strategies to minimise and manage risks associated with data linkage 3 (2–4) 4 (4–5) <0.001
7. Your understanding of the legal framework applicable to data linkage 2 (1–3) 4 (3–4) <0.001
8. Your ability to consider a waiver of consent for data linkage projects 3 (2–3) 4 (4–4) <0.001
  1. *pre to post comparison using Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test.