Table 4

Mean self-ratings of residents' confidence to manage different conditions (scores are expressed on a 5-pt Likert scale, 1 = no confidence, 5 = extremely confident).

Control (initial consultation)

Intervention (initial consultation)


Condition

Pre-rotation

Post-rotation

P-value

Pre-rotation

Post-rotation

P-value


Type 1 diabetes

3.92

3.72

.845

3.69

4.08

.206

Graves disease

2.75

3.45

.005*

2.69

3.54

.002*

Hyperprolactinemia

2.08

2.95

.035*

1.85

3.31

< .001*

Type 2 diabetes

4.17

4.00

.854

3.92

4.31

.136

Thyroid nodules

2.42

3.45

.001*

2.54

3.61

< .001*

Polycystic ovarian syndrome

2.08

2.72

.044*

2.15

2.92

.007*


P values are for comparisons between pre- and post-rotation ratings. * denotes significant p-value (< 0.05).

Wong and Lochnan BMC Medical Education 2009 9:8   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-9-8

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