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Table 2 Descriptive statistics for the variables of interest and outcome measures

From: To what extent does the Health Professions Admission Test-Ireland predict performance in early undergraduate tests of communication and clinical skills? – An observational cohort study

Variable N M (SD) Median
Leaving Certificate Examination (LCE) 177 567.57 (21.17) 565.0
Combined LCE/HPAT- Ireland 177 728.36 (14.47) 724.0
HPAT- Ireland Section 1: Logical Reasoning and problem solving (Max = 100) 181 58.82 (7.67) 58.0
HPAT- Ireland Section 2: Interpersonal understanding (Max = 100) 181 56.91 (7.27) 58.0
HPAT- Ireland Section 3: Non-verbal reasoning (Max = 100) 181 60.61 (9.61) 60.0
Total HPAT- Ireland (Max = 300) 181 176.20 (14.38) 174.0
OSCE Year 1Communication Z-scores 277 .002 (1.00) .62
OSCE Year 1 Clinical Z-scores 217 -.01 (.99) .97
OSCE Year 1 – Total OSCE Score 216 - .02 (1.82) - .05
OSCE Year 2 Communication Z-scores 215 .01 (1.00) .008
OSCE Year 2 Clinical Z-scores 210 -.003 (1.01) .01
OSCE Year 2 – Total OSCE Score 208 .03 (1.85) -.002
Multiple choice examination 197 .002 (.99) -.05
  1. Note. SD = Standard deviation; HPAT- Ireland = Health Professions Admissions Test Ireland; OSCE = Objective Structured Clinical Examination.