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Table 4 Comparison of the students’ confidence in their communication skills

From: The influence of a patient counseling training session on pharmacy students’ self-perceived communication skills, confidence levels, and attitudes about communication skills training

How confident are you in your ability regarding:a Pre (n = 60) mean (SD) Post (n = 60) mean (SD) t p-value
Communicating with patients 2.57 (0.98) 4.18 (0.89) −10.018 < 0.001
Patient counseling on special dosage forms 1.85 (0.80) 4.30 (0.70) −17.568 < 0.001
  1. SD standard deviation
  2. aScores based on a 5-point Likert scale for all items, pre and post (1 = not at all confident; 5 = extremely confident)