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Table 1 Importance question responses from the pre- and post-course surveys (0 – not important to 10 – very important)

From: Survey analysis to determine the impact of evidence informed practice education upon East Asian medicine faculty clinical instruction and students’ skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors within a master’s degree program

Question Pre-EIP course^
n = 657
Post-EIP course^
n = 524
Difference^ Variability explained by
Student Class
Ability to describe evidence-informed practice (EIP) 8.5(8.3 to 8.6) 8.7(8.5 to 8.8) 0.2(−0.03 to 0.4) 41% 3%
Ability to distinguish the strengths and weaknesses of different types of “evidence” 8.9(8.7 to 9.0) 9.1(9.0 to 9.2) 0.2(0.01 to 0.3)* 24% 1%
Ability to describe fundamental principles of research 8.4(8.2 to 8.5) 8.8(8.6 to 8.9) 0.4(0.1 to 0.5)* 36% 1%
Ability to efficiently find and retrieve research evidence that is relevant to your courses, assignments and clinical work 9.1(9.0 to 9.2) 9.2(9.1 to 9.4) 0.2(−0.01 to 0.3) 38% 1%
Ability to critically evaluate whether or not a research study is well-done 9.1(9.0 to 9.2) 9.2(9.1 to 9.4) 0.2(−0.003 to 0.3) 41% 2%
Ability to critically appraise the trustworthiness of other forms of evidence 8.9(8.8 to 9.0) 9.2(9.1 to 9.3) 0.3(0.08 to 0.4)* 43% 2%
Ability to integrate research evidence into coursework and assignments 8.6(8.5 to 8.7) 8.7(8.6 to 8.9) 0.1(−0.1 to 0.3) 44% 0%
Effectively apply relevant research evidence in clinical practice, in conjunction with patient preferences and clinical expertise 8.9(8.8 to 9.0) 9.0(8.9 to 9.2) 0.1(−0.03 to 0.2) 50% 1%
Effectively use research evidence to communicate with others 9.0(8.9 to 9.1) 9.0(8.9 to 9.1) 0.0(−0.2 to 0.1) 42% 1%
Identify ways to effectively participate in research in one’s field 8.2(8.0 to 8.4) 8.2(8.0 to 8.4) 0.0(−0.2 to 0.2) 58% 1%
Ability to customize a clinical encounter by taking into account individual patient preferences and presentation 9.0(8.9 to 9.1) 9.2(9.1 to 9.3) 0.2(0.04 to 0.4)* 36% 2%
Ability to recognize the strengths and limitations of experience (individual and professional) 9.1(9.0 to 9.2) 9.2(9.1 to 9.3) 0.1(−0.1 to 0.2) 35% 1%
  1. ^mean (confidence interval)
  2. *p-value < 0.05