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Table 1 Demographics

From: A randomized control trial to evaluate the importance of pre-training basic laparoscopic psychomotor skills upon the learning curve of laparoscopic intra-corporeal knot tying

  Group
G1 G2 G3 G4 G5
Age 24.2 ± 0.7 22.3 ± 0.4 22.0 ± 0.3 22.5 ± 0.4 23.9 ± 1.1
Gender
 Male 7 (44%) 7 (44%) 6 (38%) 5 (31%) 9 (56%)
 Female 9 (56%) 9 (56%) 10 (62%) 11 (69%) 7 (44%)
Dominant hand
 Right 13 (81%) 12 (75%) 14 (88%) 16 (100%) 15 (94%)
 Left 3 (19%) 4 (25%) 2 (12%) 0 (0%) 1 (6%)
Hands size
 Small 7 (44%) 5 (31%) 7 (44%) 7 (44%) 2 (12%)
 Medium 8 (50%) 8 (50%) 6 (38%) 7 (44%) 12 (75%)
 Large 1 (6%) 3 (19%) 3 (18%) 2 (12%) 2 (12%)
Interest in surgery 7.4 ± 0.5 7.7 ± 0.6 5.8 ± 0.6 6.6 ± 0.6 7.4 ± 0.7
Experience in video games 3.7 ± 0.9 6.5 ± 0.8 5.1 ± 0.7 4.6 ± 0.7 5.2 ± 1.0
  1. Age, interest in surgery, and experience in video games are presented as mean ± SEM. Gender, dominant hand, and hand size are presented as number (%)