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Table 1 Knowledge, attitudes and empathy at baseline among groups submitted to Experiencing Aging (ES) and Myths of Aging (MA) workshops

From: Experiencing aging or demystifying myths? – impact of different “geriatrics and gerontology” teaching strategies in first year medical students

  Group N Mean Standard Deviation r Standard Error p
UCLA Total Pre (Attitudes) EA 80 51.84 4.72 0.10 0.52 0.240
MA 73 50.88 5.34   0.62
Knowledge Total Pre EA 82 4.70 1.49 0.23 0.16 0.004
MA 76 4.00 1.46   0.16
Palmore Positivism – positive opinions about aging EA 78 58.07 6.16 0.07 0.69 0.383
MA 71 57.18 6.30   0.74
Palmore Total (correct responses) – Facts about aging EA 82 11.61 2.74 0.09 0.30 0.248
MA 76 11.13 2.41   0.27
Maxwell-Sullivan – Total Attitude EA 54 15.50 2.95 0.10 0.40 0.256
MA 76 16.18 3.62   0.41
Maxwell-Sullivan – Total Empathy EA 54 5.31 1.62 0.02 0.22 0.804
MA 76 5.41 2.37   0.27
  1. EA: Experiencing aging
  2. MA: Myths of aging