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Table 1 Effects on Self-directed Learning Behaviors: Pre-Test, Post-Test, and One-Year Post-Test Results

From: The development and implementation of a curriculum to improve clinicians' self-directed learning skills: a pilot project

Self-Reported Self-directed Learning Behaviors Pre-curriculum N = 21 Post-curriculum N = 21 One-Year N = 10 P-value*
Defining short-term learning goals: N (%) 1 (5) 11 (52) 5 (50) 0.001
Defining long-term learning goals: N (%) 2 (10) 15 (71) 7 (70) 0.001
Hours spent reading per week: mean ± standard deviation 2.6 ± 3.1 3.1 ± 2.5 4.6 ± 3.1 0.6
Hours would like to spend reading per week: mean ± standard deviation 7.7 ± 4.0 7.0 ± 4.0 11.2 ± 5.2 0.6
Percent of reading goals achieved per week: mean ± standard deviation 27% ± 22% 38% ± 21% 44% ± 21% 0.1
Number of clinical questions asked per week: mean ± standard deviation 19.1 ± 17.3 17.2 ± 22.9 13.7 ± 8.4 0.8
Percent of clinical questions answered per week: mean ± standard deviation 35% ± 28% 50% ± 33% 48% ± 28% 0.1
  1. *These p-values are for differences between the pre-test and the post-test results.