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Table 3 Behavior and satisfaction question responses from the pre- and post-course surveys

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

Questions Pre-EIP course^
n = 657
Post-EIP course^
n = 524
Difference^ Variability explained by
Student Class
Behaviors (1 to 4 scale with higher numbers indicating more frequent behavior 1 = <once/month; 4= > once/week)
 Discussed research information with others? 2.8 (2.7 to 2.8) 3.8 (3.7 to 3.9) 1.1 (0.9 to 1.2)* 42% 1%
 Accessed a summary resource to keep up-to-date with research evidence in healthcare? 2.4 (2.3 to 2.5) 3.6 (3.5 to 3.7) 1.2 (1.1 to 1.3)* 15% 3%
 Tried to find research evidence to answer a clinical question? 2.5 (2.4 to 2.6) 3.4 (3.3 to 3.5) 0.9 (0.8 to 1.0)* 40% 3%
 Applied the evidence informed practice model (integration of patient presentation, clinical experience and research evidence) in clinical decision making? 1.9 (1.8 to 2.0) 3.1 (3.0 to 3.2) 1.1 (1.0 to 1.3)* 28% 2%
Satisfaction (0 – not satisfied to 10 – very satisfied)
 Overall, how satisfied are you with the quality and content of research-related coursework you have taken at PCOM to date? 5.6(5.5 to 5.8) 8.3(8.1 to 8.5) 2.6(2.4 to 2.9)* 18% 2%
  1. ^mean (confidence interval)
  2. *p-value < 0.05