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Table 6 Summary Findings of Educational Domains, comparing Cuban-trained and South African-trained Participants

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

Domain α n Cuban-trained   South African-trained 95% CL t df
Mean(SD) n Mean(SD)
Appropriateness of training .96 28 4.31(0.57) 42 3.51(0.78) [0.46, 1.14] 4.67*** 68
Knowledge and skills acquired in talking to patients, relatives of patients and other professional team members .84 29 4.52(0.48) 42 4.12(0.53) [0.16, 0.65] 3.27** 69
Knowledge and skills acquired in clinical work .87 29 4.34(0.79) 42 4.14(0.61) [−0.14, 0.53] 1.18 69
Current ability to perform clinical skills without direct supervision .92 29 4.35(0.70) 42 3.30(0.78) [0.69, 1.41] 5.81*** 69
  1. α = Cronbach’s alpha *p < .05 **p < .01 ***p < .001