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Table 1 Results of the competence test

From: Training of patient and consumer representatives in the basic competencies of evidence-based medicine: a feasibility study

  EBM related knowledge and skills
(maximum score 19.5)
Participants at the end of the course  
Self-help group representatives (n = 43) 13.6 ± 3.1
Professional counsellors (n = 45) 15.2 ± 3.0
Patient advocates (n = 29) 15.8 ± 2.5
Others (n = 6) 13.4 ± 2.7
Total (n = 123)* 14.7 ± 3.0
Undergraduate University students  
Before training (n = 22) 4.8 ± 1.2
After training (n = 22) 13.5 ± 3.7
After training (n = 43) 14.4 ± 3.3
  1. Values are means ± standard deviation
  2. * Data of n = 38 participants were not included as results of n = 25 have been used for validation of the questionnaire, n = 8 declined to fill in the questionnaire, and n = 5 did not finish the EBM course.