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Table 1 Test scores

From: The use of low-cost Android tablets to train community health workers in Mukono, Uganda, in the recognition, treatment and prevention of pneumonia in children under five: a pilot randomised controlled trial

  Control group: mean score (±SD; range) Intervention group: mean score (±SD; range) Mean difference, test statistic and p value
Pre-training MCQ score/24 15.0 (± 2.26; 10–20) 15.3 (± 2.05; 10–20) 0.3, t = − 0.79, p = 0.432
Post-training MCQ score/24 17.6 (± 2.93; 9–22) 18.5 (± 2.14; 13–22) 0.9, t = − 1.89, p = 0.059
Change in MCQ score/24 2.6 (± 3.14; − 5–9) 3.2 (± 2.29; − 2–8) 0.6, t = 1.15, p = 0.254
Post-training clinical test score/21 14.3 (± 2.42; 9–18) 14.2 (± 1.97; 11–20) − 0.1, t = 0.130, p = 0.897
  1. Average MCQ scores pre- and post-training for control and intervention groups (total points possible, 24) and post training clinical assessment scores (total points possible, 21)