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Table 1 Baseline demographics of the 203 participants divided by follow-up groups

From: The acquisition and retention of ECG interpretation skills after a standardized web-based ECG tutorial–a randomised study

  Short follow-up Medium follow-up Long follow-up P-value
Number of participants, N: 63 74 66  
Gender, N (%):     
- Female 44 (69.8) 52 (70.3) 46 (69.7)  
- Male 19 (30.2) 22 (29.7) 20 (30.3) 0.997
Junior and senior students, N (%):     
- Junior* 27 (42.9) 30 (40.5) 27 (40.9)  
- Senior 36 (57.1) 44 (59.5) 39 (59.1) 0.959
Age, mean (SD): 26.2 (9.9) 24.4 (2.1) 24.7 (2.5) 0.157
Response rate: 62/63 74/74 66/66  
No. of ECGs interpreted during the past     
year, mean (SD): 14.6 (17.7) 23.9 (35.0) 20.4 (19.9) 0.120
Response rate: 61/63 73/74 64/66  
Total time spend on ECG interpretation,     
mean hours (SD): 9.7 (8.5) 13.7 (17.6) 12.6 (9.6) 0.194
Response rate: 61/63 74/74 65/66  
Interest in cardiology as a specialty, N (%):     
- Yes 20 (31.7) 26 (35.1) 20 (30.3)  
- No/do not know 42 (66.7) 46 (62.2) 45 (68.2) 0.789
Response rate: 62/63 72/74 65/66  
Other relevant experiences, N (%):     
- Clinical clerkship in cardiology 16 (25.4) 14 (18.9) 14 (21.2)  
- Other ECG or cardiology courses 8 (12.7) 14 (18.9) 11 (16.7)  
- Locum at a hospital 6 (9.5) 8 (10.8) 6 (9.1)  
- Research involving ECG interpr. 2 (3.2) 1 (1.4) 3 (4.5)  
- Teaches ECG interpretation etc. 1 (1.6) 1 (1.4) 0  
- Previously trained nurse etc. 1 (1.6) 0 1 (1.5)  
- Other 6 (9.5) 7 (9.5) 7 (10.6)  
- None 32 (50.8) 40 (54.1) 36 (54.5)  
Response rate: 63/63 74/74 65/66  
  1. *Junior students are defined as students that have not participated in at least one lecture of the cardiorespiratory course on the 4th year.