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Table 1 Survey questions, visual analog scale response options, and student responses to survey questions

From: Using a Facebook group to facilitate faculty-student interactions during preclinical medical education: a retrospective survey analysis

QuestionScaleMean (95%CI)
0100200All (n = 119)Daily (n = 65)Weekly (n = 49)Rarely (n = 5)
2. M2 FB group improved my rapport/ relationship with the module directors.Strongly disagree Strongly agree169.7*
(162.9–176.5)
174.2*
(165.0–183.4)
169.1*
(159.4–178.7)
106.4
(66.0–146.8)
3. I felt more comfortable seeking help after using the M2 FB group.Strongly disagree Strongly agree155.6*
(148.1–163.0)
162.5*
(152.2–172.9)
151.3*
(140.8–161.8)
106.4
(63.9–148.9)
4. M2 FB group positively contributed to content learning.Strongly disagree Strongly agree166.6*
(158.5–172.2)
174.7*
(166.1–183.3)
158.5*
(148.0–169.0)
112.2
(66.9–157.5)
5. M2 FB group positively contributed to my emotional well-being.Strongly disagree Strongly agree154.2*
(146.7–161.7)
161.0*
(150.5–171.5)
149.6*
(138.6–160.5)
110.8
(65.5–156.1)
6. I would recommend continued use of M2 FB group.Strongly disagree Strongly agree180.3*
(174.3–186.4)
186.3*
(178.4–194.1)
178.2*
(169.9–186.5)
124.4
(61.5–187.3)
7. Asking questions to faculty is easier with:EmailEqualFacebook117.8*
(107.0–128.6)
128.1*
(112.8–143.4)
112.9
(98.1–127.7)
31.4*
(4.4–58.44)
8. Official course announcements are more effective with:EmailEqualFacebook98.3
(85.9–110.8)
109.2
(91.7–126.8)
91.9
(74.0–109.9)
18.8*
(− 26.2–63.8)
9. The posts by faculty in M2 FB group were:Too fewJust rightToo many100.3
(96.8–103.9)
101.5
(98.3–104.7)
97.0
(89.9–104.1)
118.0
(81.8–154.2)
10. Being Facebook friends with faculty is:Never appropriateNeutralAlways appropriate143.9*
(136.9–150.9)
152.0*
(142.6–161.5)
137.2*
(126.4–147.9)
104.6
(81.2–128.0)
  1. Respondents were enrolled as second-year undergraduate medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences during the 2016–2017 academic year. Student responses were analyzed in the aggregate (All) and by Facebook group use frequency (Daily, Weekly, and Rarely). “M2 FB group” refers to the Facebook (FB) discussion group that was available to second-year medical students (M2). *: Significant difference from neutral (100), p < 0.05