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Table 2 The score of PC and search skills of medical (M)/dental (D) students by year of study

From: A survey of the use of electronic scientific information resources among medical and dental students

Year of study M1 D1 M2 D2 M3 D3 M4 D4 M5 D5 M6 All D All M
N 67 24 60 17 55 14 44 19 32 7 37 81 295
Mean score of PC skills (SD) 26.3 (9.8) 27.2 (8.8) 24.2 (9.5) 25.6 (10.8) 24.6 (9.5) 18.4 (9.3) 25.2 (9.7) 18.3 (9.4) 25.8 (8.6) 21.0 (9.4) 26.1 (10.1) 22.7 (9.9) 25.3 (9.5)
P n.s. n.s. 0.033   0.011   n.s. -- 0.000 --
t/df -3.80/86 -.527/74 2.174/65 2.620/61 1.404/36   2.139/366
Mean score of search skills (SD) 19.0 (6.7) 18.7 (6.3) 17.4 (6.4) 13.7 (7.9) 17.3 (7.2) 16.1 (9.9) 19.3 (6.0) 13.2 (4.8) 19.2 (6.0) 13.1 (5.9) 20.6 (6.8) 15.4 (7.3) 18.7 (6.7)
P n.s. n.s. n.s. 0.000   0.023   -- 0.033  
t/df .191/88 1.99/75 .528/66 3.793/60 2.365/37   3.774/371