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Table 2 Comparing objective assessment scores (median [IQR1, IQR3])

From: Evaluation of virtual patient cases for teaching diagnostic and management skills in internal medicine: a mixed methods study

Question topics VP case (n = 23) PowerPoint (n = 29) Mann–Whitney U test P-value
Sign over 1.00 (1.00–1.00) 1.00 (1.00–1.00) 0.979
Hypovolemia signs 1.00 (0.00–1.00) 0.00 (0.00–1.00) 0.284
Most important step in management 0.00 (0.00–0.50) 0.00 (0.00–0.00) 0.650
Risk scores 1.00 (1.00–1.00) 1.00 (1.00–1.00) 0.832
Presentation of UGIB 1.00 (0.80–1.00) 0.80 (0.60–1.00) 0.274
Complications of OGD 0.75 (0.75–1.00) 0.75 (0.50–1.00) 0.210
Bad exam manoeuvre 1.00 (0.00–1.00) 1.00 (0.00–1.00) 0.335
High risk OGD lesion 0.75 (0.50–1.00) 0.75 (0.50–1.00) 0.909
Post OGD monitoring 1.00 (0.00–1.00) 0.00 (0.00–1.00) 0.073
  1. VP virtual patient, UGIB upper gastrointestinal bleed, OGD oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy