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Table 2 Mean differences in test scores, course grades, and cumulative GPA between LONG and SHORT cohorts

From: Front-loading of anatomy content has no effect on long-term anatomy knowledge retention among physical therapy students: a prospective cohort study

Variable Mean (SD) LONG (n = 38) Mean (SD) SHORT (n = 34) p-value
Course Grade Lecture 90.12 (0.09) 90.89 (0.07) 0.596
Course Grade Lab 93.39 (0.04) 91.91 (0.06) 0.123
Cumulative DPT GPA at Post-Test 3.62 (0.20) 3.58 (0.26) 0.428
Pre-Test % 33 (8) 32 (8) 0.516
Post-Test % 50 (10) 53 (9) 0.203
Difference 17 (11) 21 (11) 0.124
Improvement Factor 60 (46) 77 (53) 0.152
  1. Note: Improvement Factor = ((post-test score – pre-test score)/pre-test score)