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Table 3 Scores for stations in 2012 and 2013 examination year 1 and 2 (same stations, between cohorts)

From: Preparation by mandatory E-modules improves learning of practical skills: a quasi-experimental comparison of skill examination results

   Intervention group (E-module introduction 2013)    Control group
  Station 2012 Written preparation N = 308 2013 E-module preparation N = 314   Station 2012 Written preparation N = 467 2013 Written preparation N = 517
Year1 Head and neck 2 3.44 ± 0.60 3.88 ± 0.61 Year 1 General examination 3.81 ± 0.62 3.79 ± 0.57
(n = 35) (n = 31)   (n = 65) (n = 69)
Elbow 3.63 ± 0.58 3.72 ± 0.90 Neurology arms: inspection 3.42 ± 0.78 3.36 ± 0.81
(n = 33) (n = 33) (n = 34) (n = 34)
Heart 3.47 ± 0.81 3.63 ± 0.66 Neurology legs: reflex 3.13 ± 0.55 3.72 ± 0.61
(n = 35) (n = 31)   (n = 31) (n = 35)
Abdomen 1 3.41 ± 0.65 3.54 ± 0.76 Cranial nerves 3.48 ± 0.63 3.39 ± 0.74
(n = 33) (n = 34)   (n = 32) (n = 44)
Abdomen 2 3.34 ± 0.62 3.50 ± 0.59 Neurology arms: reflex 3.61 ± 0.64 3.74 ± 0.52
(n = 33) (n = 35) (n = 35) (n = 31)
    Neurology legs: inspection 3.60 ± 0.70 3.65 ± 0.63
(n = 33) (n = 34)
    Neurology: gait 3.64 ± 0.80 3.67 ± 0.73
(n = 33) (n = 35)
Year 2 Knee 3.12 ± 0.55 3.52 ± 0.68 Year 2 General examination 3.82 ± 0.46 3.89 ± 0.50
(n = 28) (n = 29) (n = 48) (n = 72)
  Thorax 1 3.77 ± 0.45 3.75 ± 0.62 Cranial nerves 3.65 ± 0.72 3.49 ± 0.69
(n = 29) (n = 37) (n = 19) (n = 40)
  Thorax 2 3.72 ± 0.58 3.64 ± 0.80 Neurology: Gait 3.47 ± 0.72 3.16 ± 0.69
(n = 27) (n = 30) (n = 49) (n = 32)
  Neurology arms: inspection 3.40 ± 0.60 3.85 ± 0.72 Spine 3.04 ± 0.46 3.26 ± 0.65
(n = 27) (n = 30) (n = 30) (n = 31)
  Neurology arms: reflex 3.05 ± 0.49 3.83 ± 0.57 Head and neck 1 3.69 ± 0.61 3.70 ± 0.66
(n = 28) (n = 24) (n = 28) (n = 29)
     Head and neck 2 3.72 ± 0.57 3.62 ± 0.56
(n = 30) (n = 31)
  Mean (SD) 3.44 ± 0.63 3.68 ± 0.70 Mean (SD) 3.57 ± 0.67 3.61 ± 0.67
  p-value <0.01 p-value 0.34
  1. Italics: Year 1
  2. Normal: Year 2