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Table 2 Performance comparison of LH medical students and RH medical students for intravenous cannulation technique (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?

IV cannulation techniques LH Subjects (Mean ± SEM) (n = 27) RH Controls (Mean ± SEM) (n = 27) Confidence interval (CI) p-value
Procedure knowledge 4.22 ± 0.641 4.04 ± 0.800 −0.213–0.583 0.933
Instrument’s knowledge 4.04 ± 0.649 4.04 ± 0.706 −0.370 ± 0.0370 1.0
Handling 3.96 ± 0.76 4.30 ± 0.465 −0.660–0.07 0.046
Motion 4.07 ± 0.675 4.07 ± 0.675 −0.369 ± 0.369 1.0
Overall quality 4.015 ± 0.662 4.26 ± 0.594 −0.455–0.233 0.519
Total score 20.44 ± 2.819 20.70 ± 2.569 −1.732–1.214 0.725