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Table 2 Comparison of mean and standard deviation of dependent variables in the experimental and control groups before and after intervention

From: Effects of a work-based critical reflection program for novice nurses

  Control group Intervention group p
Median IQR Median IQR
CCTS
 Before 14.0 3.50 14.0 1.00 0.482a
 After 13.0 3.00 16.0 2.50  
 Difference 1.0 0.50 −2.0 −1.50 0.003b
Communication
 Before 53.0 7.75 57.5 10.55 0.143a
 After 53.5 4.75 53.5 8.00  
 Difference −0.5 2.00 4.0 2.55 0.028b
Job performance
 Before 53.0 15.00 52.0 11.00 0.724a
 After 59.0 13.00 59.5 13.75  
 Difference −6.0 1.25 −7.5 −2.75 0.294b
  1. IQR Interquartile range, CCTS Clinical critical thinking skills
  2. aMann-Whitney U test
  3. bWilcoxon rank sum test