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Table 2 Adherence to key CAN guideline activities (%, n) per method

From: Effects of a computerised guideline support tool on child healthcare professionals’ response to suspicions of child abuse and neglect: a community-based intervention trial

Key guideline activities Health records   Questionnaire  
Control region (n = 50) Intervention region (n = 102) Control group (n = 25) Intervention group (n = 24)
1. Risk assessment based on protective and risk factors 6% (3) 3% (3) t(150) =0.91, p = .37 100% (25) 100% (24)
2. Discussing suspicions with caregiver(s) and/or child 98% (49) 100% (100) t(150) = −0.16, p = .99 100% (25) 100% (24)
3. Consulting an in-house expert on child abuse and neglect 80% (40) 85% (87) t(150) = −0.79, p = .41 96% (24) 96% (23) t(47) = 0.03, p = .98
4. Consulting the regional child protection service: the Advice and Reporting Centre 82% (41) 81% (83) t(150) = 0.09, p = .93 84% (21) 96% (23) t(47) = −1.37, p = .18
5. Requesting information from professionals outside the child healthcare organisation who are also involved with the family 96% (48) 93% (95) t(150) = 0.70, p = .49 100% (25) 96% (23) t(47) = 1.00, p = .33
6. Acting: providing support, referring the family to other organisations for support or reporting suspicions to the Advice and Reporting Centre 100% (50) 98% (99)a t(150) = 1.42, p = .16 100% (25) 100% (24)
7. Monitoring the support that is provided to the family and taking action again if the support is inadequate 88% (44) 83% (84)a t(149) = 0.77, p = .44 96% (21b) 100% (23c) t(43) = −1.00, p = .33
  1. a n = 101 because of one missing value; b n = 21 because of 3 missing values; c n = 23 because of one missing value