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Table 1 Participant characteristics at baseline

From: Online patient simulation training to improve clinical reasoning: a feasibility randomised controlled trial

  Intervention group Control group P value
Age (Years): n (%)
 20–22 4 (2.9) 1 (0.8)  
 23–24 73 (53.3) 79 (62.2)  
 25–26 39 (28.5) 29 (22.8)  
 27–28 11 (8.0) 10 (7.9)  
  > 29 10 (7.3) 8 (6.3) 0.49
 Total n 137 127  
Gender: n (%)
 Female 64 (46.7) 58 (45.7)  
 Male 73 (53.3) 69 (54.3) 0.87
 Total n 137 127  
 Self-reported clinical reasoning skills at baseline: mean (SD) 83.1 (9.6) 83.5 (8.8) 0.75
 Total n 122 118  
 Knowledge at baseline: mean (SD) 9.2 (1.8) 9.3 (1.6) 0.22
 Total n 125 126  
  1. Notes: Baseline n varied for demographics, self-reported clinical reasoning skills and knowledge as some students did not complete all information. Results are presented as number and percentage of students or mean and standard deviation for each group. Comparisons were made using t-tests for means and Chi-squared tests for percentages. P Value less than 0.05 was considered significant