Table 1

Postreading conclusions evaluated in comparison with prior beliefs of the participantsa

Prior beliefs


Postreading conclusions, n (%)

Appropriate

Inappropriate

Unsure

Total


Appropriate

163 (80.3%)

70 (47.0%)

62 (45.3%)

295 (60.4%)

Inappropriate

39 (19.2%)

74 (49.7%)

33 (24.1%)

146 (29.8%)

Did not understand

1 (0.5%)

5 (3.3%)

42 (30.7%)

48 (9.8%)

Total

203 (100%)

149 (100%)

137 (100%)

489 (100%)


aAll numbers and percentages are based on the number of encounters. Percentages shown are for each column. "Appropriate" means in line with the direction of the reference standards, and "inappropriate" means the opposite of the direction of the reference standards. The overall level of agreement between postreading conclusions and prior beliefs were κ = 0.22 ± 0.03 (SE) and P < 0.001.

Lai et al. BMC Medicine 2011 9:30   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-9-30

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