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Table 3 Proportion of clinical pictures least frequently seen, before and after implementation of a longitudinal clerkship

From: Broadening the clinical spectrum for medical students towards primary care: a pre-post analysis of the effect of the implementation of a longitudinal clerkship in general practice

Clinical picture Number of students seeing picture before implementation (%) Number of students seeing picture after implementation (%) Change in % P value
Polymyalgia rheumatica 39 (40.6) 68 (72.3) 31.7% < 0.001
Frozen shoulder 41 (42.7) 69 (73.4) 30.7% < 0.001
Torticollis 48 (50.0) 51 (54.3) 4.3% 0.56
Bites 50 (52.1) 57 (60.6) 8.6% 0.24
Epicondylitis 53 (55.2) 70 (74.5) 19.3% 0.005
Dupuytren’s contracture 54 (56.3) 68 (72.3) 16.1% 0.02
Ganglion of wrist 56 (58.3) 60 (63.8) 5.5% 0.44
Burns 57 (59.4) 65 (69.1) 9.8% 0.16
Mean 49.8 (51.8) 63.5 (67.6) 15.7% 0.004