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Table 2 Characteristics of medical students

From: Communication training for advanced medical students improves information recall of medical laypersons in simulated informed consent talks – a randomized controlled trial

  Early intervention group (EI) Late intervention group (LI) p
Age 26 ± 6 years 24 ± 2 years .11
Mean + SD
Gender 4 male, 8 male, .10
10 female 7 female
Previous training Paramedic (n = 1) Nurse (n = 2) .43
Economics (n = 1)
Clinical experience 12 5th year 15 5thyear .01
2 6th year
Mean + SD 17 ± 3 weeks of clerkships 15 ± 5 weeks of clerkships
ICTs attended    .29
Mean + SD 6.6 ± 9.4 12.8 ± 24.8
ICTs conducted    .48
Mean + SD 1.1 ± 1.7 1.3 ± 2.0
  1. Characteristics of the medical students. Early intervention group: the medical laypersons received simulated informed consent talks by medical students, who had a communication training first and a comparison intervention after. Late intervention group: the medical laypersons received simulated informed consent talks by medical students, who had a comparison intervention first and a communication training after. The medical laypersons were blinded to the interventions of the medical students. “ICTs attended” and “ICTs conducted” refer to the specific experience of the medical students concerning ICTs. The p-values were calculated using the Chi Square test.