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Table 1 Characteristics of lectures and lecturers

From: Impact of take-home messages written into slide presentations delivered during lectures on the retention of messages and the residents’ knowledge: a randomized controlled study

VariableLecturers
n = 12
Control group
n = 6
Intervention group
n = 6
Male, n (%)11 (92)6 (100)5 (83)
Teaching experience (years), mean ± SD22 ± 1023 ± 1021 ± 11
Professor of medicine, n(%)11 (92)5 (83)6 (100)
Lecture delivered in the afternoon, n(%)6 (50)2 (33)4 (67)
Slides per lecture (number), mean ± SD53 ± 1250 ± 956 ± 15
THMs per lecture (number), mean ± SD4.5 ± 0.84.7 ± 0.54.3 ± 1.0
Written THMs per lecture (number), mean ± SD3.2 ± 1.43.0 ± 1.43.3 ± 1.5
MCQs per lecture (number), mean ± SD4.0 ± 0.94.3 ± 0.83.7 ± 0.8
  1. THM take-home message, MCQ multiple choice question