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Table 2 Knowledge and Skills Acquired in Talking to Patients, Relatives of Patients and other Professional Team Members

From: Cuban medical training for South African students: a mixed methods study

  Cuban-trained South African-trained Mann-Whitney Z p
Median Mean (SD) Median Mean (SD)
1. Elicit patients’ questions, their understanding of their condition and treatment options, and their views, concerns, values and preferences 5.00 4.59(0.50) 4.00 4.33(0.61) −1.70 .089
2. Communicate clearly, sensitively and empathically with patients, relatives or other carers 5.00 4.59(0.57) 4.50 4.38(0.73) −1.13 .257
3. Communicate appropriately in difficult circumstances* 4.00 4.41(0.57) 4.00 3.60(1.01) −3.59 .000
4. Communicate health plans with local communities* 5.00 4.45(0.69) 4.00 3.69(0.92) −3.67 .000
5. Know when to seek help from a senior colleague 5.00 4.55(0.51) 5.00 4.52(0.55) −0.12 .903
6. Learn and work effectively within a multi-professional team 5.00 4.55(0.51) 4.00 4.19(0.67) −2.30 .021
  1. *p < .00094
  2. Note: The response scale has scores from 1 (not all confident) to 5 (very confident)