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Table 3 Percentage of student completing checklist items

From: Case-based exercises fail to improve medical students' information management skills: a controlled trial

Checklist Item Student performance
  FM (n = 19) A/G (n = 23) 1st (n = 24) 3rd (n = 18) ALL (n = 42)
Non-technology items (8)      
Asked how long I would be staying 89% 100% 100% 89% 95%
Asked if I had any medical problems 84% 96% 96% 83% 90%
Asked if I take any medications 68% 83% 71% 83% 76%
Asked if I smoked 26% 35% 46% 11% 31%
Asked me about prior immunizations 89% 100% 92% 100% 95%
Discussed protection from insect bites 74% 78% 75% 78% 76%
Offered a tetanus shot 84% 83% 79% 89% 83%
Offered any other type of injection 74% 83% 71% 89% 79%
Technology items (13)      
Asked if I would be providing health care on my travels 21% 0% 8% 11% 10%
Asked if I would be working with animals on my travels 37% 57% 50% 44% 48%
Asked if I would be outdoors or have contact with mosquitoes on my travels 74% 74% 79% 72% 74%
Sat so that I could see the Internet information on the tablet screen 68% 74% 67% 78% 71%
Offered a choice of medication options 47% 48% 42% 50% 48%
Clearly outlined the recommendations for medications and shots 68% 91% 71% 100% 71%
Accessed information using the tablet PC during the encounter 84% 96% 83% 100% 90%
Accessed information using the palm pilot during the encounter 58% 65% 58% 67% 62%
Discussed drinking water and food safety 95% 96% 100% 89% 95%
Advised me not to swim in fresh water 26% 30% 29% 28% 29%
Offered medication to prevent malaria 100% 96% 96% 100% 98%
Told me about the potential interaction between my antacids and new medicine 37% 39% 29% 56% 38%
Gave recommendations on how to take the medication with my antacids or advised me to stop antacids 32% 22% 21% 39% 26%
Sub-score technology items (of 13) 7.5 7.9 7.3 8.3 7.7
OVERALL SCORE (Of 23) 13.4 14.4 13.6 14.6 14.0
  1. FM (Family Medicine Clerkship); A/G (Ambulatory Medicine/Geriatrics Clerkship); 1st (first clerkship); 3rd (third clerkship); ALL (students in FM and A/G)