Table 4

Results of trials of test/feedback interventions
Source Standard control Sample size Understanding scores,%
Intervention Population Scenario Control Intervention P Value
Eyler et al., 2004 Y Supplementary, scripted Q/A by study staff throughout narration. Staff provided correct answer immediately after posing question° Patients with mental illness Real 24 57 68 NS
Y Supplementary, scripted Q/A by study staff throughout narration. Staff provided correct answer after patient answered a question° Patients with mental illness Real 32 57 67 NS
Taub et al.,1983 N° Participant asked to repeat knowledge quiz (up to three times) if any questions were answered incorrectly° Elderly volunteers Real 100 69 89 <.01

Abbreviations: NA Not available, NS Not significant, Q/A Question and answer.

°Human proctor available for question/answer.

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