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Table 3 Comparison of differences in skills drop between the initial approach and the modified approach

From: Structured on-the-job training to improve retention of newborn resuscitation skills: a national cohort Helping Babies Breathe study in Tanzania

Cadre Initial Training skills drop Modified Training skills drop P value
Overall HBB OSCE
 All 9.8 (8.9–10.8) 3.7 (2.9–4.5) < 0.01
 Nurses / midwives 7.8 (6.4–9.1) 4.1 (3.1–5.1) < 0.01
 Medical attendants 11.6 (9.9–13.2) 1.7 (0.0–3.3) < 0.01
 Other clinicians 11.8 (9.5–14.1) 6.2 (4.3–8.1) < 0.01
Suction
 All 11.4 (9.7–13.2) 4.5 (3.2–5.8) < 0.01
 Nurses / midwives 8.6 (6.2–11.0) 4.3 (2.7–6.0) < 0.01
 Medical attendant 14.2 (11.0–17.3) 3.2 (0.5–5.9) < 0.01
 Other clinicians 13.5 (9.4–17.6) 7.6 (4.4–10.7) 0.02
Stimulation
 All 14.2 (12.1–16.2) 10.2 (8.5–12.0) < 0.01
 Nurses / midwives 11.5 (8.6–14.5) 9.7 (7.4–12.0) 0.17
 Medical attendant 16.3 (12.9–19.8) 8.2 (4.8–11.6) < 0.01
 Other clinicians 16.8 (12.1–21.7) 15.8 (11.7–20.0) 0.38
Bag-mask ventilation
 All 6.3 (5.0–7.5) −0.7 (− 1.8–0.3) < 0.01
 Nurses / midwives 5.0 (3.4–6.7) 0.6 (− 0.7–2.0) < 0.01
 Medical attendant 7.1 (4.9–9.4) − 3.2 (− 5.3 - -1.1) < 0.01
 Other clinicians 7.8 (4.9–10.6) −0.4 (− 2.9–2.1) < 0.01