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Table 2 Attitude scores

From: Nutrition attitudes and knowledge in medical students after completion of an integrated nutrition curriculum compared to a dedicated nutrition curriculum: a quasi-experimental study

  PMN studentsa, b ICN studentsb, c p-value
NIPS scoresd    
   Nutrition in routine care (8-40)e 30.9 (5.8) 30.5 (4.8) 0.68
   Physician-patient relationship (8-40)e 35.3 (2.9) 35.0 (3.2) 0.65
   Physician efficacy (6-30)e 18.9 (3.6) 18.2 (3.4) 0.30
   Total NIPS score (22-110)e 85.1 (9.7) 83.8 (8.5) 0.43
Agreement with the following statements: (1-5)e    
   "I am satisfied with the quantity of my nutrition education" 3.14 (1.2) 2.26 (0.99) <0.0001
   "I am satisfied with the quality of my nutrition education" 2.67 (1.2) 2.12 (1.1) .008
   "My medical school curriculum should have had more time specifically dedicated to the topic of nutrition (independent of organ system-based studies)" 2.95 (1.2) 3.37 (1.1) 0.051
   "My medical school curriculum should have had more nutrition content formally integrated into the organ system-based courses" 3.60 3.63 0.88
   "My medical school curriculum should have had more online materials available for independent study" 3.17 3.14 0.88
   "My medical school curriculum should have included more material relevant to my personal health and well-being" 3.40 3.26 0.52
   "My medical school nutrition curriculum should have been more scientifically rigorous" 3.41 3.49 0.70
  1. aPMN = dedicated Preventive Medicine and Nutrition course.
  2. bData are presented as mean (standard deviation).
  3. cICN = integrated Introduction to Clinical Nutrition curriculum.
  4. dNIPS = Nutrition in Patient care Survey as designed by McGaghie and colleagues (18).
  5. eNumbers inside parentheses in designation lines show possible score ranges.