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Table 4 Participants’ performances in the face-to-face versus distance learning group: checklist items

From: Face-to-face versus distance learning of basic suturing skills in novice learners: a quantitative prospective randomized trial

Checklist item Face-to-face (N = 59) Distance learning (N = 59) p-value
Uses Instruments correctly a 45 (76.3%) 44 (74.6%) 0.83
Mounts needle correctly a 48 (81.4%) 43 (72.9%) 0.27
Holds forceps correctly a 48 (81.4%) 46 (78) 0.64
Pierces at 90° a 55 (93.2%) 54 (91.5%) 0.72
Double knot-crossing a 59 (100%) 59 (100%) 1
Second knot a 57 (96.6%) 57 (96.6%) 1
Third Knot a 57 (96.6%) 58 (98.3%) 0.55
No tangles a 49 (83.1%) 48 (81.4%) 0.81
Equal wound edges a 50 (84.7%) 48 (81.4%) 0.62
No damage to the pad a 48 (81.4%) 51 (86.4%) 0.45
  1. aN (%) of participants who correctly demonstrated the checklist item