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Table 4 Comparison between third year students who wrote questions on blood or respiratory pathophysiology

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

  Blood (N = 55) Respiratory system (N = 54) P
Results in General Pathologya 6.24 (5.33–7.11) 6.38 (5.08–7.05) NS
Gender    
 Male 18 (32.7%) 14 (25.9%) NS
 Female 37 (67.3%) 40 (70.1%)
Results in the examb    
 Blood 5.60 (4.14–7.07) 5.13 (3.88–6.60) NS
 Respiratory 5.07 (3.47–6.27) 4.54 (3.48–6.17) NS
 Circulatory 4.67 (3.74–5.87) 4.34 (2.34–5.63) NS
 Renal 6.27 (5.07–7.07) 6.07 (4.77–6.83) NS
  1. aIn the previous year (54 about blood; 52 wrote questions about respiratory system), over 10 points
  2. bOver 10 points