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Table 2 Comparison between students who wrote and who did not write multiple choice questions in Pathophysiology (third year of Medicine)

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

  Wrote questions (N = 109) Not wrote questions (N = 120) P
Results in General Pathologya 6.35 (5.26–7.06) 5.67 (4.83–6.52) 0.005
Gender
 Male 32 (29.4%) 41 (34.2%) NS
 Female 77 (70.6%) 79 (65.8%)
Results in the examb
 Blood 5.34 (3.94–6.80) 4.34 (2.66–6.20) <  0.001
 Respiratory 4.81 (3.47–6.20) 3.74 (2.14–5.47) <  0.001
 Circulatory 4.67 (3.30–5.80) 3.87 (2.14–4.91) <  0.001
 Renal 6.14 (4.80–6.94) 5.05 (3.34–6.40) <  0.001
  1. aIn the previous year (106 wrote questions; 112 did not), over 10 points
  2. bOver 10 points