Table 1

Distribution of baseline characteristics of health care practitioners randomized to two groups. Values are numbers (percentages) unless otherwise stated.

Characteristics

CAS training N = 73

Control N = 72


Sex, male

48 (65.8)

46 (63.9)

Age (years)

<30

2 (2.7)

4 (5.5)

30–39

20 (27.4)

20 (27.8)

40–49

37 (50.6)

32 (44.4)

50–59

12 (16.4)

13 (18.0)

60 +

2 (2.7)

3 (4.2)

Access to medical library

71 (97.3)

68 (97.1)

Prior experience of searching literature

47 (64.4)

45 (64.3)

Received formal education* in research methods

31 (42.5)

33 (47.1)

Received formal education* in epidemiology

24 (32.9)

22 (31.4)

Received formal education* in statistics

36 (49.3)

39 (55.7)

Prior involvement in research

50 (68.5)

41 (58.6)


*: postgraduate education

Taylor et al. BMC Medical Education 2004 4:30   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-4-30

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