Table 1

Performance on the musculoskeletal knowledge examination between physical therapists enrolled in a program that confers a master's vs. a doctoral degree. (Participants were judged to have passed if their score exceeded 73.1%[7].)

Degree Status (n = 174)

Master's (n = 63) (95% CI)

Doctoral (n = 111) (95% CI)

p-value


Overall score

63.6 (60.6, 66.6)

67.6 (65.6, 69.6)

.022

Passing rate (Overall score >.731)

.21 (.11, .31)

.26 (.18, .34)

.416


Childs et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2005 6:32   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-6-32

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