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Table 3 Knowledge Scale Pre-test scores of Both Groups Prior to Receiving Pain Instruction

From: Multimedia-assisted instruction on pain assessment learning of new nurses: a quasi-experimental study

Topic No. of questions Control group (n = 39)
Mean ± SD
Experimental group (n = 47)
Mean ± SD
t-value
1. Pain assessment 3 2.41 ± 0.50 2.61 ± 0.49 1.80
2. Pain treatment 3 1.72 ± 0.72 1.81 ± 0.74 0.53
3. Pain medication 3 2.77 ± 0.43 2.67 ± 0.52 1.03
Overall scale   6.90 ± 0.97 7.07 ± 0.93 0.83
  1. SD standard deviation, No. number