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Table 3 Laparoscopic intra-corporeal knot tying (LICK). Parameters of the learning curves

From: Dominant hand, non-dominant hand, or both? The effect of pre-training in hand-eye coordination upon the learning curve of laparoscopic intra-corporeal knot tying

Score Groups
G1 G2 G3
Y 0 615 ± 17 655 ± 29 622 ± 35
Y 3 143 ± 7* 246 ± 13 288 ± 17
Plateau 38 ± 5 39 ± 6 42 ± 6
PercentFast 88 ± 3* 62 ± 9 42 ± 9
KFast 0.79 ± 0.08 0.81 ± 0.22 1.26 ± 0.67
KSlow 0.06 ± 0.03 0.10 ± 0.03 0.11 ± 0.02
  1. Mean ± SEM are presented
  2. G1, G2, and G3 performed the same standard training program for LICK
  3. *p < .05; G1 vs. G2 and G1 vs. G3