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Table 8 Behavior change in the use of evidence in educational practice. Results of the retrospective pre-post (post-then-pre) self-reported frequency of behaviors related to the use of evidence in teaching, before and after the medical education journal club sessions (n = 22)

From: Eight years’ experience with a Medical Education Journal Club in Mexico: a quasi-experimental one-group study

Behavior Pre median (IQR) Post median (IQR) Effect size (Cohen’s r)
Reflect on the scientific basis of my teaching activities 3 (2) 5 (1) 0.81
Consult published medical education literature to face educational problems 3 (1) 4 (1) 0.85
Identify the relevant methodological aspects in medical education research papers 3 (1) 4 (1) 0.83
Discuss with the students the scientific basis of our educational activities 3 (1) 4 (1) 0.86
Update my knowledge of medical education 3 (2) 5 (1) 0.85
  1. Scale: 1 = Very rarely, 2 = Rarely, 3 = Occasionally, 4 = Often, 5 = Very often
  2. *All pre-post comparisons using Wilcoxon signed-rank test were statistically significant with p < 0.001
  3. IQR = interquartile range