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Table 2 Number (%) of patients correctly answering questions on permissible activities pre- and post-intervention

From: Myths and misperceptions in pacemaker patients: a quasi experimental study to assess effect of an educational intervention

Characteristics Intervention P-value
Pre Post
Total (N) 128 115
Various daily activity
 Travel in a car 105 (82%) 114 (99.1%)  < 0.001*
 Drive a car 66 (51.6%) 107 (93%)  < 0.001*
 Bath and swim 108 (84.4%) 112 (97.4%)  < 0.001*
 Climb stairs 96 (75%) 112 (97.4%)  < 0.001*
 Prayers (bend over, kneel forward) 103 (80.5%) 112 (97.4%)  < 0.001*
 Not passing through metal detectors 92 (71.9%) 105 (91.3%)  < 0.001*
 Sleep on side of pacemaker 77 (60.2%) 105 (91.3%)  < 0.001*
 Move arm on side of pacemaker 100 (78.1%) 113 (98.3%)  < 0.001*
 Mean correct response rate 74.57 ± 24.94% 95.65 ± 11.48%  < 0.001*
Medical procedure
 X-ray 87 (68%) 111 (96.5%)  < 0.001*
 CT Scans 53 (41.4%) 74 (64.3%)  < 0.001*
 MRI should not be done 44 (34.4%) 97 (84.3%)  < 0.001*
 Ultrasound 84 (65.6%) 108 (93.9%)  < 0.001*
 Mean correct response rate 51.09 ± 33.99% 84.78 ± 20.86%  < 0.001*
Usage of appliances
 Mobile phones 85 (66.4%) 111 (96.5%)  < 0.001*
 Standard telephones 91 (71.1%) 110 (95.7%)  < 0.001*
 Irons 70 (54.7%) 109 (94.8%)  < 0.001*
 Touch electrical switches 72 (56.3%) 111 (96.5%)  < 0.001*
 Microwave ovens 70 (54.7%) 97 (84.3%)  < 0.001*
 TV, VCR, Radios 89 (69.5%) 108 (93.9%)  < 0.001*
 Remote controls 91 (71.1%) 108 (93.9%)  < 0.001*
 Electric sewing machines 75 (58.6%) 107 (93%)  < 0.001*
 Gas oven 92 (71.9%) 104 (90.4%)  < 0.001*
 UPS and electric generators 67 (52.3%) 101 (87.8%)  < 0.001*
 Electrical Motors (for pumping water) 81 (63.3%) 105 (91.3%)  < 0.001*
 Mean correct response rate 64.03 ± 37.36% 92.57 ± 18.79%  < 0.001*
Total mean correct response rate 64.47 ± 29.48% 92.29 ± 14.42%  < 0.001*
  1. *significant at 5%
  2. CT scan: computerized tomography, MRI: magnetic resonance imaging, TV: television