Table 3

Comparison of evaluations of students’ letters to patients by three expert physicians and patients for three identical categories in the scoring instrument
Evaluated categories Score (mean ± SD)* t (P)†
Experts Patients
Adequacy and clarity of description of disease/state 1.51 ± 0.34 1.85 ± 0.39 5.86 (<0.001)
Adequacy of recommendations 1.55 ± 0.34 1.87 ± 0.37 6.01 (<0.001)
Courtesy and respect 1.80 ± 0.29 1.93 ± 0.25 3.15 (0.002)
Total score 4.87 ± 0.79 5.65 ± 0.79 6.75 (<0.001)

*The scale ranged from 0 to 2 points for individual categories and 0 to 6 point for the total score. SD standard deviation.

†Student t-test.

Mrduljaš Đujić et al.

Mrduljaš Đujić et al. BMC Medical Education 2013 13:114   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-13-114

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