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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 26 participantsa

From: An experimental study on the impact of clinical interruptions on simulated trainee performances of central venous catheterization

Baseline characteristic Control (skin cleansing) group n = 11 Experimental (venous access) group n = 15 p value
Postgraduate year levelb
 1 and 2 5 (56) 8 (62) 1.00
 3 to 5 4 (44) 5 (38)
Gender
 Males 9 (82) 9 (60) 0.39
 Females 2 (18) 6 (40)
Months rotating in the intensive care unit
 0 or 1 7 (64) 7 (47) 0.39
 2 or more months 4 (36) 8 (53)
Median no. of central venous catheterization performed (interquartile range) 3 (1–12) 3 (1–25) 0.51
Mean self-rated ability to perform procedure (± standard deviation)c 2.5 ± 1.2 2.9 ± 1.4 0.48
  1. aData presented as number (percentage) unless otherwise indicated
  2. bMissing values occurred because not all participants answered all questions
  3. cRated out of 6; where 1 = not competent to perform independently, 6 = above average to perform independently