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Table 1 Participant characteristics and pretest results

From: Evaluation of self-educational training methods to learn laparoscopic skills - a randomized controlled trial

  Group A
Video assisted learning
Group B
Video assisted learning plus operation primer
p-value
N= 22 23  
Female Gender 10 16 0.11
Median age (years, [range]) 21 [20–28] 21 [20–26] 0.71
Previous experience with video games (n=) 20 22 0.52
Right handed (n=) 19 18 0.48
Pretest manual dexterity [s] 100 [28–580] 107 [58–215] 0,42
Pretest three-dimensional orientation [s] 178 [62–404] 179 [83–475] 0,51
Pretest knot integrity points 1.17 ± 1.3 1.27 ± 1.1 0.78
Pretest technical proficiency points 8.7 ± 5.6 10 ± 6.4 0.48