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Table 3 Summary of OSCEa results

From: Assessment of an intensive education program for pharmacists on treatment of tobacco use disorder using an objective structured clinical examination: a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention group n = 54 Control group n = 32 p-value
N (%) N (%)
Mean (SDb) total score for Developing rapport
  Case 1: ‘Healthy’ adult smoker
  Possible score range: 0–5
2.8 (0.9) 1.0 (0.7)  < 0.001*
  Case 2: Pregnant smoker
  Possible score range: 0–5
2.7 (1.1) 0.8 (0.8)  < 0.001*
  Case 3: Teenager smoker
  Possible score range: 0–5
2.8 (1.1) 0.5 (0.8)  < 0.001*
  Case 4: Relapse prevention in a patient who recently quit smoking and has withdrawal symptoms
  Possible score range: 0–5
2.5 (1.0) 0.9 (0.9)  < 0.001*
  Case 5: Smoker with cardiovascular diseases
  Possible score range: 0–5
2.6 (1.0) 1.1 (0.7)  < 0.001*
  Case 6: Smoker in precontemplation stage of change
  Possible score range: 0–4
3.2 (1.1) 1.3 (0.8)  < 0.001*
Mean (SDb) total score for Gathering information
  Case 1: ‘Healthy’ adult smoker
  Possible score range: 0–11
5.0 (1.6) 2.8 (1.5)  < 0.001*
  Case 2: Pregnant smoker
  Possible score range: 0–12
6.2 (2.2) 2.5 (1.6)  < 0.001*
  Case 3: Teenager smoker
  Possible score range: 0–9
5.2 (1.6) 3.0 (1.6)  < 0.001*
  Case 4: Relapse prevention in a patient who recently quit smoking and has withdrawal symptoms
  Possible score range: 0–13
6.0 (2.3) 4.6 (2.1) 0.005*
  Case 5: Smoker with cardiovascular diseases
  Possible score range: 0–12
6.3 (2.1) 3.1 (1.6)  < 0.001*
  Case 6: Smoker in precontemplation stage of change
  Possible score range: 0–11
5.0 (2.0) 4.4 (2.4) 0.184
Mean (SDb) total score for Management Strategies
  Case 1: ‘Healthy’ adult smoker
  Possible score range: 0–10
3.5 (1.7) 2.2 (1.2)  < 0.001*
  Case 2: Pregnant smoker
  Possible score range: 0–6
2.2 (1.4) 0.4 (0.7)  < 0.001*
  Case 3: Teenager smoker
  Possible score range: 0–7
2.1 (1.6) 1.1 (1.1) 0.002*
  Case 4: Relapse prevention in a patient who recently quit smoking and has withdrawal symptoms
  Possible score range: 0–9
2.8 (1.3) 1.7 (1.3)  < 0.001*
  Case 5: Smoker with cardiovascular diseases
  Possible score range: 0–10
3.0 (1.9) 1.3 (1.3)  < 0.001*
  Case 6: Smoker in precontemplation stage of change
  Possible score range: 0–7
3.0 (1.5) 2.2 (1.7) 0.025*
Mean (SDb) total score for Monitoring/follow-up
  Case 1: ‘Healthy’ adult smoker
  Possible score range: 0–1
0.8 (0.4) 0.4 (0.5)  < 0.001*
  Case 2: Pregnant smoker
  Possible score range: 0–2
0.8 (0.7) 0.1 (0.3)  < 0.001*
  Case 3: Teenager smoker
  Possible score range: 0–1
0.7 (0.4) 0.2 (0.4)  < 0.001*
  Case 4: Relapse prevention in a patient who recently quit smoking and has withdrawal symptoms
  Possible score range: -
- - -
  Case 5: Smoker with cardiovascular diseases
  Possible score range: 0–1
0.7 (0.4) 0.2 (0.4)  < 0.001*
  Case 6: Smoker in precontemplation stage of change
  Possible score range: 0–1
0.4 (0.4) 0.1 (0.3) 0.001*
Mean (SDb) total score for global assessment
  Case 1: ‘Healthy’ adult smoker
  Possible score range: 0–5
3.2 (1.4) 2.4 (1.1) 0.01*
  Case 2: Pregnant smoker
  Possible score range: 0–5
3.6 (1.0) 2.4 (1.3)  < 0.001*
  Case 3: Teenager smoker
  Possible score range: 0–5
3.5 (1.4) 3.0 (1.6) 0.145
  Case 4: Relapse prevention in a patient who recently quit smoking and has withdrawal symptoms
  Possible score range: 0–5
3.4 (1.2) 2.1 (1.2)  < 0.001*
  Case 5: Smoker with cardiovascular diseases
  Possible score range: 0–5
3.7 (1.1) 2.6 (1.6)  < 0.001*
  Case 6: Smoker in precontemplation stage of change
  Possible score range: 0–5
3.6 (1.1) 3.3 (1.2) 0.256
  1. aObjective Structured Clinical Examination
  2. bStandard Deviation