Table 4

CAS training and control groups use of the resources for solving a health care problem

CAS training Median (LQ, UQ)

Control Median (LQ, UQ)

Median Difference (p-value) †


Review articles

2.0 (1.0, 3.0)

2.0 (1.25, 2.0)

0 (0.66)

Research reports

1.0 (1.0, 2.0)

2.0 (1.0, 2.0)

1.0 (0.97)

Secondary journals

2.0 (1.0, 3.0)

2.0 (1.0, 2.0)

0 (0.22)

Textbooks

2.00 (2.0, 3.0)

3.0 (1.0, 3.0)

1.0 (0.77)

Worldwide Web

1.0 (0, 2.0)

1.0 (0, 2.0)

0 (0.98)

Guidelines

2.0 (2.0, 3.0)

2.0 (2.0, 3.0)

0 (0.64)

Cochrane Library

1.0 (0, 2.0)

0 (0, 1.0)

1.0 (0.05)

Colleagues

3.0 (2.75, 3.0)

3.0 (2.0, 3.0)

0 (0.55)

Other resources

2.0 (0, 3.0)

3.0 (1.5, 3.75)

1.0 (0.41)


† Mann Whitney test; Likert Scale: '0': 'never'; '1': 'rarely'; '2': 'occasionally'; '3': 'often' & '4': 'very often'; UQ: upper quartile; LQ: lower quartile

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

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