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Table 3 Student self-perceptions about EBM competency and attitudes about EBM

From: Adopting a blended learning approach to teaching evidence based medicine: a mixed methods study

Question BL(n = 27) (mean score (95% CI)) DID(n = 34) (mean score (95% CI)) P-value
1. I can confidently construct an answerable question using the PICO framework 4.0 (3.82-4.17) 4.34 (4.04-4.64) 0.01
2. I can conduct an effective literature search using MEDLINE 4.06 (3.82-4.17) 4.18 (3.90-4.46) 0.39
3. I understand how biases (selection, performance, attrition, detection) may affect the validity of a study 3.44 (3.20-3.68) 3.62 (3.40-3.85) 0.31
4. I can confidently calculate and interpret different measures of effect (i.e. RR, RRR, ARR, NNT) 3.31 (3.02-3.60) 3.43 (3.13-3.74) 0.58
5. I can confidently critically appraise studies of ‘therapy’ and apply the findings to a clinical context 3.89 (3.65-4.10) 3.75 (3.50-3.99) 0.39
6. I can confidently critically appraise studies of ‘harm’ and apply the findings to a clinical context 3.86 (3.64-4.08) 3.50 (3.25-3.74) 0.04
7. I can confidently critically appraise studies of ‘diagnosis’ and apply the findings to a clinical context 3.82 (3.62-4.03) 3.34 (3.12-3.56) 0.01
8. I can confidently critically appraise studies of ‘prognosis’ and apply the findings to a clinical context 3.72 (3.49-3.94) 3.34 (3.12-3.56) 0.01
9. I can interpret a systematic review and apply the findings to a clinical context 3.79 (3.55-4.02) 3.46 (3.17-3.75) 0.05
10. This unit enabled me to achieve its learning objectives 3.72 (3.45-3.99) 3.43 (3.13-3.74) 0.12
11. I found the unit to be intellectually stimulating 3.72 (3.43-4.01) 3.03 (2.69-3.36) 0.01
12. Overall I was satisfied with the quality of this unit 3.69 (3.36-4.01) 3.18 (2.84-3.53) 0.03
13. I have used my EBM skills when studying this year 3.31 (2.97-3.64) 2.78 (2.44-3.12) 0.02
14. The workload for each EBM session was reasonable 3.93 (3.64-4.21) 3.62 (3.28-3.96) 0.22
15. I believe that I will use my EBM skills during my clinical career 4.20 (3.97-4.44) 3.81 (3.54-4.07) 0.03
16. I believe that practicing evidence based medicine is critical in being a good clinician 4.44 (4.20-4.68) 4.12 (3.85-4.39) 0.08