Table 2

Self-assessment of confidence
Self-Assessment

Pre-Test

(n = 211)

Post-Test

(n = 211)

Identifying clinical signs
Baby who is sick 3.69 ± 0.91 4.36 ± 0.61*
Baby with respiratory distress 3.83 ± 0.89 4.43 ± 0.63*
Baby with central cyanosis 3.51 ± 0.99 4.42 ± 0.70*
Baby with signs of shock 3.21 ± 0.94 4.05 ± 0.66*
Baby with jitteriness/seizures 3.56 ± 0.97 4.38 ± 0.63*
Baby needs blood glucose check 3.45 ± 1.10 4.43 ± 0.65*
Baby has early signs of infection 3.04 ± 0.88 4.00 ± 0.74*
Deciding action to take
Tests a sick baby needs 3.36 ± 0.90 4.13 ± 0.71*
Treatments a sick baby needs 3.07 ± 0.96 3.95 ± 0.73*
If baby needs ventilation or CPAP 3.27 ± 1.01 4.21 ± 0.68*
Treatment for low glucose 3.34 ± 1.12 4.37 ± 0.77*
Performing actions
Start treatment with IV fluids 3.54 ± 1.03 4.18 ± 0.81*
Keep a stable temperature 3.63 ± 0.98 4.40 ± 0.65*
Speak with parents about baby 3.50 ± 0.87 4.15 ± 0.72*
Total 47.56 ± 10.37 59.21 ± 7.65*

* Compare with pre-test score, p < 0.01.

Singhal et al.

Singhal et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:44   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-44

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