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Table 4 Likert confidence and satisfaction scale. Evaluation of the student’s perception of the different suturing models

From: Comparison of suturing models: the effect on perception of basic surgical skills

The suturing model material: Suturing Models (Median, IQR) P-value
Orange Pork fat skin Dry Sponge Silicon-rubber pad
Was easy to handle and manipulate 4 (2–5) 3 (2–4) 1 (1–2) 3 (1–4) < 0.001
Had a consistency favorable for suturing practice 4 (3–6) 3 (2–4) 2 (1–3) 3 (2–5) < 0.001
Had adequate resistance and durability for practice 5 (4–7) 1 (1–2) 3 (2–5) 4 (3–5) < 0.001
Favorable to practice simple suture technique 3 (2–5) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–3) 3 (1–4) < 0.001
Favorable to practice continuous suture technique 4 (2–5) 2 (1–3) 2 (1–3) 3 (1–5) < 0.001
Was adequate for learning BSS 4 (2–5) 2 (1–3) 2 (2–3) 3 (1–4) < 0.001
Was comfortable, clean, and hygienic to handle 4 (2–5) 3 (2–5) 1 (1–2) 2 (1–3) < 0.001
Inspires confidence to suture living human skin 5 (3–7) 2 (1–3) 3 (2–5) 3 (2–5) < 0.001
Likert scale mean score 4 (2.88–5.25) 2 (1.75–3.13) 2 (1.63–2.88) 3 (2–4.25) < 0.001
  1. 7-point Likert scale in which 1 meant “Totally agree” and 7 meant “Totally disagree”. Statistical analysis performed using Kruskal-Wallis test with significance set a p < 0.05. IQR: interquartile range