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Table 5 Comparison of Traditional and RCDP Self-Confidence using Pre- and Post-Test Likert Scale c

From: Rapid cycle deliberate practice vs. traditional simulation in a resource-limited setting

Confidence in ability to: Traditional Group
N = 13
Median (IQR)
RCDP Group
N = 20
Median (IQR)
p-valuea
Pre-Test
 Place IO line 4.0 (3.0, 4.0) 3.0 (3.0, 4.0) 0.14
 Manage BVM ventilation 4.0 (4.0, 4.0) 4.0 (3.0, 4.0) 0.40
 Intubate 3.0 (2.0, 3.0) 2.50 (1.0, 3.0) 0.28
 Perform chest compressions 4.0 (3.50, 4.0) 4.0 (3.0, 4.75) 0.97
 Evaluate a rhythm strip 3.0 (2.0, 3.0) 2.0 (2.0, 3.0) 0.43
 Use an AED or defibrillator 2.0 (1.50, 3.0) 2.0 (1.0, 2.75) 0.27
 Lead resuscitation team w/good pulse 4.0 (3.0, 4.0) 3.0 (3.0, 4.0) 0.65
 Lead resuscitation team w/cardiac arrest 3.0 (2.50, 4.0) 3.0 (3.0, 3.75) 0.86
 Total Likert Score 27.0 (22.50, 29.0) 23.0 (20.25, 28.75) 0.39
Post-Test
 Place IO line 4.0 (4.0, 4.50) 4.0 (3.0, 4.0) 0.43
 Manage BVM ventilation 4.0 (4.0, 4.50) 4.50 (4.0, 5.0) 0.33
 Intubate 4.0 (3.0, 4.0) 3.0 (2.25, 4.0) 0.50
 Perform chest compressions 5.0 (4.0, 5.0) 5.0 (4.0, 5.0) 0.83
 Evaluate a rhythm strip 3.0 (3.0, 4.0) 3.0 (2.25, 4.0) 0.92
 Use an AED or defibrillator 3.0 (2.50, 4.0) 3.0 (2.0, 4.0) 0.83
 Lead resuscitation team w/good pulseb 4.0 (4.0, 4.0) 4.0 (3.25, 4.75) 0.97
 Lead resuscitation team w/cardiac arrest 4.0 (3.0, 4.0) 4.0 (3.0, 4.0) 0.98
 Total Likert Scoreb 30.0 (27.25, 31.75) 29.0 (26.25, 34.0) 0.98
  1. a p-value was calculated using the Mann-Whitney Test
  2. b One value is missing for this variable
  3. c Likert scale: 1 = not at all confident; 2 = slightly confident, I am able to initiate the skill but would prefer assistance or direction; 3 = somewhat confident, I am able to perform the skill well but would prefer some assistance or direction; 4 = confident, I am able to perform the skill well without assistance; and 5 = very confident, I have mastered this skill and could teach it to others