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Table 3 Novices compared to performance standard

From: Retention of basic laparoscopic skills after a structured training program

  Retention test (novice n = 7) Performance standard (expert n = 5) Difference
Task Median Range Median Range P valuea
Pipe cleaner 42 28–63 62 49–100 0.06 N.S.
Rubber band 60 53–99 62 35–195 0.94 N.S.
Beads 283 159–417 271 111–318 0.29 N.S.
Cutting Circle 123 87–525 189 76–240 1.00 N.S.
Knot tying 182 60–343 118 50–177 0.18 N.S.
Sum score 800 515–1,219 705 351–878 0.34 N.S.
  1. Score = time + penalty points. A lower score represents a better performance
  2. N.S. nonsignificant
  3. aMann–Whitney test