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Table 1 Demographics of student cohort and comparison between study and control group

From: Mixed reality for teaching catheter placement to medical students: a randomized single-blinded, prospective trial

  Control group Study group P value
Students (n=) 105 59 n. a.
Gender (male/female in %) 41/59 44/56 0.7
Age (mean ± standard deviation) 25.49 ± 3.08 24.78 ± 2.24 0.15
Semester in medical school (mean ± standard deviation) 8.88 ± 1.18 9.1 ± 1.2 0.26
Nursing/paramedic experience (in%) 11.4 13.6 0.57
Possesses a smartphone (in%) 99 100 0.45
Possesses a tablet (in%) 61.9 67.8 0.45
Possesses a gaming console (in%) 23.8 27.1 0.76
Active on social media (in%) 81.9 81.4 0.93
Knowledge of programming language (in%) 15.2 11.9 0.44
Previous contact with AR/VR (in%) 15.2 11.9 0.55