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Table 2 Characteristics and mean adherence to protocol specified behaviours associated with characteristics of lead advisors in analysed taster sessions (n = 41)

From: Assessing the fidelity of delivery of an intervention to increase attendance at the English Stop Smoking Services

  n/% Mean (SD) adherence to protocol specified behaviours 95 % CI of the difference in means p
Gender    −24.85 to −2.49 .018
 Female 30/73.17 72.19 (15.83)   
 Male 11/26.82 58.53 (15.24)   
Age     .021
 18–44 12/29.27 61.87 (17.55) 50.72 to 73.02  
 45–54 21/51.22 75.41 (14.3) 68.91 to 81.92  
 55+ 8/19.51 60.45 (14.96) 47.94 to 72.95  
Highest qualification    −15.76 to 8.17 .525
 A level or lower 11/26.83 65.75 (20.17)   
 Degree or higher 30/73.17 69.54 (15.43)   
Smoking cessation traininga     .594
 NCSCT stage 1/plus additional training 8/19.51 70.38 (15.82) 57.15 to 83.61  
 NCSCT stages 1 and 2 or SCTRP 15/36.59 65.66 (16.24) 56.67 to 74.65  
 NCSCT stages 1 and 2 plus additional training 17/41.46 71.55 (17.32) 62.65 to 80.46  
 Missing 1    
Time since stage 2 training    −19.98 to 5.51 .257
 1–3 years 25/60.98 67.23 (18.71)   
 4+ years 11/26.83 74.47 (13.49)   
 Missing 5    
Employer     
 SSS 100/100 68.63 (16.65)
Job title     .388
 SSS advisor 29/70.73 69.03 (17.78) 62.73 to 75.34  
 SSS manager 4/9.76 68.77 (13.4) 52.13 to 85.41  
 Healthy lifestyle advisor 2/4.88 93.84 (2.91) 67.73 to 119.94  
 Administrator 3/7.32 66.2 (14.27) 30.76 to 101.63  
 Other 1/2.44 67.1  
 Missing 2    
Number of patients in previous 6 months    −22.59 to 18.86 .857
 < 21 3/7.32 66.67 (33.68)   
 > 20 37/90.24 68.53 (15.62)   
 Missing 1    
  1. NCSCT Stage 1 = National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training Stage 1 certification, NCSCT Stage 2 = National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training Stage 2 certification
  2. aSCTRP = Smoking Cessation Training and Research Programme