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Table 2 RCT findings for academic performance and attendance

From: Impact of a personal learning plan supported by an induction meeting on academic performance in undergraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology: a cluster randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group n = 71 Control group n = 72 p value
  Mean % (SD), range Mean % (SD), range  
Overall examination score 56.3% (4.8), 45–70 56.7% (5.6), 44–73 0.64
OSCE score 56.6% (5.9), 45–70 56.2% (5.8), 45–70 0.65
MCQ score 59.2% (8.1), 42–75 59.6% (8.2), 42–75 0.79
SAQ score 52.3% (5.2), 30–60 52.4% (4.6), 40–65 0.90
Clinical examination score 55.9% (5.4), 43–68 56.7% (7.2), 37–72 0.43
  Number of students (%) Number of students (%)  
Fail grade 5 (7%) 4 (5%) 0.90
Pass grade 48 (68%) 48 (67%)  
Distinction grade 18 (25%) 20 (28%)  
  Mean % (SD), range Mean % (SD), range  
Total attendance 86.7% (9.0), 45–100 88.4% (8.7), 51–100 0.25
Clinical attendance 91.2% (9.2), 42–100 87.5% (10.9), 38–100 0.03
Tutorial-based attendance 84.0% (11.3), 47–100 88.8% (10.4), 49–100 0.008
Attendance categories Number of students (%) Number of students (%)  
0 to 69% attendance 1 (2%) 2 (3%) 0.27
70 to 79% attendance 10 (14%) 4 (6%)  
80 to 89% attendance 26 (37%) 34 (47%)  
90 to 100% attendance 33 (47%) 32 (44%)