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Table 2 Variables and groups showing the largest differences in OSCE scores

From: How well do second-year students learn physical diagnosis? Observational study of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)

OSCE Score Variable Reference Highest Scoring Skill / Station Largest Difference
   Group Score(%) Group Score (%)   (95% C.I.)2 %
Total Student Dental 51 Medical 57 n.a.3 6 (4, 7)
       Skill  
Clinical skills Student Dental 45 Medical 54 Patient Presentation 9(6, 12)
  Preceptor Group Group 4 45 Group 3 53 Patient Presentation 8(4, 12)
  Teaching Site Site I 40 SiteB 47 Physical Exam Knowledge 7 (3, 10)
  OSCE Day Day 3 45 Day 2 51 Patient Presentation 6 (3, 9)
  OSCE Year 1999 62 1997 58 History-taking -4 (-6, -2)
       Station  
Stations Teaching Site Site I 55 SiteH 83 Thyroid 28 (20–37)
  Student Dental 46 Student 61 Rectal/Prostate 15 (11–19)
  Preceptor Group Group 4 32 Group 2 46 Knee 14 (8–20)
  OSCE Day Day 3 55 Day 1 66 Thyroid 11 (7, 15)
  OSCE Year 1999 60 1998 71 Skin 11 (8, 13)
  1. We used MANOVA for comparisons among the predictor variables and multiple dependent variables. 1Adjusted score difference denotes adjusted score difference between the highest scoring group and the reference group means. All differences were significant at p <= .001. 2C.I. denotes confidence interval. 3n.a. denotes not applicable.