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Table 1 Comparison between students who wrote and who did not write multiple choice questions in General Pathology (second year of Medicine)

From: Randomized study showing the benefit of medical study writing multiple choice questions on their learning

  Wrote questions (N = 75) Not wrote questions (N = 121) P
Gender
 Male 31 (41.3%) 48 (39.7%) NS
 Female 44 (58.7%) 73 (60.3%)
Results in the exama
 Immunopathology 4.62 (2.83–5.90) 3.34 (2.06–5.13) 0.007
 E & ABb 8.10 (7.15–9.05) 6.67 (4.88–8.10) <  0.001
 Other topics 6.44 (5.71–7.18) 5.88 (4.83–6.61) 0.004
  1. aOver 10 points
  2. bDisorders of electrolyte and acid-base status