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Table 1 Performance comparison of LH medical students and RH medical student for suturing techniques (5-points rating score with the total score of 25)

From: Clinical psychomotor skills among left and right handed medical students: are the left-handed medical students left out?

Suturing techniques LH Subjects (Mean ± SEM) (n = 27) RH controls (Mean ± SEM) (n = 27) Confidence interval (CI) p-value
Procedure knowledge 3.33 ± 0.555 3.44 ± 0.641 −0.438–0.216 0.499
Instrument’s knowledge 3.22 ± 0.641 3.30 ± 0.609 −0.415–0.267 0.665
Handling 3.04 ± 0.980 3.15 ± 0.770 −0.592–0.267 0.645
Motion 3.04 ± 0.854 3.07 ± 0.917 −0.521–0.447 0.879
Overall quality 3.26 ± 0.712 3.19 ± 0.557 −0.275–0.423 0.672
Total score 15.89 ± 2.887 16.15 ± 2.755 −1.8–1.282 0.737