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Table 7 Statistical comparisons of self-reported, questionnaire-based outcomes across trainees’ professions (Chi-squared tests)

From: E-learning programs in oncology: a nationwide experience from 2005 to 2014

Questions MDs vs.RNs RNs vs. SHCA MDs vs. SHCA
A. How would you rate the program as a whole? 1.00 0.003*** 0.003***
B. Will you be able to use what you’ve learnt in everyday clinical practice? 0.003*** 0.19 0.10
C. Would you recommend the program to a colleague in a similar situation as yours? 0.012* 0.82 0.003***
D. How did you experience the workload during the program? 0.03* 1.00 0.04*
E. Evaluate the importance of the recommended literature in the program 0.003*** 1.00 0.003***
F. Evaluate the importance of the recommended scientific publications in the program 1.00 0.31 0.94
G. Evaluate the importance of the lectures in the program 0.003*** 1.00 0.003***
H. Evaluate the importance of the links in the program 0.12 0.003*** 0.003***
I. Evaluate the importance of the exercises and the feedback in the program 1.00 0.003*** 0.58
J. Evaluate the importance of the physical meeting(s) in the program 0.39 1.00 0.21
  1. The data include 64.2 to 72.0% of the total number of trainees (n = 2353 to 2641) in the program 2008 to 2014 (n = 3666). P-values are corrected by the Bonferroni correction for multiple comparisons (correction factor = 30; significant values in italics)
  2. MD medical doctors, RN registered nurses, SHCA social and health care assistants
  3. P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.005