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Table 3 Details of the scores (mean ± standard deviation) obtained at the different steps of the performance assessment scale for the SIM+ and SIM− groups

From: Impact of simulation-based training in surgical chest tube insertion on a model of traumatic pneumothorax

Steps of the scale (maximum score) SIM+
n = 34
SIM−
n = 31
p
Antiseptic procedure (3) 2.61 ± 0.65 2.36 ± 0.66 0.11
Location of incision site (1) 0.94 ± 0.23 0.69 ± 0.47 0.005
Local anesthesia (1) 0.88 ± 0.33 0.85 ± 0.37 0.61
Incision and dissection (6) 4.41 ± 0.70 2.43 ± 1.31 <0.001
Confirmation of location (2) 1.62 ± 0.69 0.98 ± 0.91 0.001
Introduction of chest tube with a Kelly clamp (4) 3.28 ± 1.03 2.46 ± 1.09 0.002
Securing water seal tubing (1) 0.81 ± 0.38 0.23 ± 0.42 <0.001
Securing chest tube (2) 1.74 ± 0.44 1.39 ± 0.61 0.01
Total (20) 16.29 ± 1.82 11.39 ± 3.67 <0.001