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Table 2 Mean scores by time and cohort for Interview Rating Scale (total and individual items)

From: Does the inclusion of 'professional development' teaching improve medical students' communication skills?

Interview Rating Scale scores Traditional curriculum Professional development curriculum Repeated measures ANOVA§
  Year 1 Year 2 Year 1 Year 2  
Total score 30.70 33.64 31.06 35.80 Time: F 1,81 = 30.9, p < 0.001
Items:      
Beginning of interview 1.95 2.32 1.97 2.50 Time: F 1,63 = 11.1, p = 0.001
Body posture 2.91 2.97 2.74 3.23 Time: F 1,81 = 5.5, p = 0.021
Eye contact 3.40 3.76 3.67 3.82 Time: F 1,81 = 11.4, p = 0.001
Frequency of interruptions 2.87 2.92 2.98 3.39 Time: F 1,81 = 4.4, p = 0.039
Cohort: F 1,81 = 4.5, p = 0.036
Use of silence 2.29 2.42 2.61 2.99 Time: F 1,80 = 4.6, p = 0.035
Cohort: F 1,80 = 7.5, p = 0.004
Use of facilitation 2.72 2.94 2.95 3.12 Time: F 1,80 = 4.6, p = 0.035
Ability to keep discussion relevant 3.19 3.30 2.70 3.69 Interaction: F 1,81 = 18.0, p < 0.001
Discussion of personal issues 2.03 2.38 2.27 2.57 Time: F 1,74 = 4.1, p = 0.047
Empathy 2.20 2.40 2.07 2.34 no effects significant
Warmth 2.77 2.84 2.70 3.01 no effects significant
Questioning style 2.36 2.84 2.44 2.87 Time: F 1,81 = 17.0, p < 0.001
Ending of interview 1.99 2.37 1.91 2.16 Time: F 1,81 = 8.2, p = 0.005
  1. § Significant effects only shown; main effects are not shown if the interaction was significant.