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Table 3 Students Self-declared Intensity of Practise for Each Skill

From: Evaluation of medical student retention of clinical skills following simulation training

Clinical Skill Spearman’s rho
Correlation coefficient
Never Once More than 5 10 or more
Aseptic Technique 0.16 24 16 3 1
Venepuncture 0.73 4 9 25 9
Blood Pressure 0.72 2 3 25 16
Arterial Blood Gas 0.83 27 18 0 2
Male Catheterisation 0.11 30 13 2 1
Cannulation 0.34 12 18 12 5
Blood Glucose Monitoring 0.09 14 15 13 5
  1. Students filled in a questionnaire to detail how often they had practiced their skills. (n = 51 students). This self-report practice was correlated with the students’ performance on retest of the individual skills (Spearman’s Correlation)