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Table 3 Students’ average performance on the OSCE’s assessed competences post-APPE

From: Preparing competent graduates for delivering pharmaceutical care: an experience from Northern Cyprus

CompetencesMean Score out of 5 ± SEM
Pre- APPE
Mean Score out of 5 ± SEM
Post- APPE
p-value*
Respond to symptoms and history taking3.1 ± 0.23.1 ± 0.2p = 1.000
Clinical prescription management problems3.1 ± 0.252.5 ± 0.23p = 0.220
Patient counselling skills3.1 ± 0.143.5 ± 0.13p = 0.165
Pharmacotherapeutic knowledge application2.5 ± 0.122.54 ± 0.18p = 0.567
Systems-based client assessment2.9 ± 0.33.2 ± 0.25p = 0.577
Data retrieval and interpretation1.6 ± 0.124.4 ± 0.13p < 0.001
Communication skills and attitude3.3 ± 0.154.2 ± 0.09p < 0.001
Promoting public health3.2 ± 0.183.92 ± 0.12p = 0.02
Average2.85 ± 0.183.42 ± 0.17p < 0.001
  1. * Evaluated using the Wilcoxon signed rank sum test