Table 2

Precourse and postcourse test outcomes

Lead author,
year,
Institution,
country
Medical students assessedOutcomePrecourse test outcomePostcourse test outcomeMeasureP value
Back,26
2019,
Bundeswehr Hospital, Germany
51Overall knowledge of disaster medicine assessed by examination56%, 48–5072%, 64–76Median, IQR<0.001
Bajow,13
2016,
King Fahd Security College, Saudi Arabia
29Overall knowledge of disaster medicine assessed by examination41.0%, 6.367.7%, 7Mean, SD<0.0001
Ingrassia,29
2014
CRIMEDIM, Italy
524Overall knowledge of disaster medicine assessed by examination39.5%,12.982.9%, 17.6Mean, SD<0.01
Accuracy of triage45%78%Mean<0.01
Lei,31
2019,
UTHealth McGovern Medical School, USA
123Willingness to help a bleeding volunteer by Likert type five-point self-reported response93%99%Mean proportion agree/strongly agree
Preparedness to help a bleeding volunteer by Likert type five-point self-reported response19%98%Mean proportion agree/strongly agree
Overall knowledge of disaster medicine assessed by examination assessed by obtaining a pass mark of >60%73%100%Pass rate (%)
Marcus,33
2019,
University of Toledo, USA
97Overall knowledge of tourniquet application assessed by examination by Likert type five-point response2.3, 2.0–2.54.4, 4.2–4.5Mean, 95% CI<0.001
Marshall,34
2008,
University of Hawaii School of Medicine, USA
3Overall knowledge of bioterrorism preparedness by Likert type five-point self-reported response1.43.6Mean
Myong,35
2016,
The Catholic University of Korea, Republic of Korea
17Pass rate for fit test for respiratory protection by observational measurement30%74%Pass rate<0.001
Padaki,36
2018,
Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, USA
18Knowledge based quiz of in-flight medical emergencies11.3, 1.513.1, 2.1Mean, SD0.001
Parrish,37
2005,
The Texas A&M College of Medicine, USA
72Precourse and postcourse assessment testing knowledge towards bioterrorism as score8.610.5Mean<0.001
Patel,38
2016,
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, USA
50 pre, 49 postA precourse and postcourse five-point Likert type test was undertaken to assess familiarity with acronyms26.0%87.6%Mean proportion
50 pre, 54 postA precourse and postcourse five-point Likert type test was undertaken to assess self-assessed preparedness for a disaster6.0%58.0%Mean proportion agree/strongly agree
Rivkind,39
2015,
Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center, Israel
108Precourse and postcourse knowledge-based multiple choice questions54.0%, 12.7%68%, 10.2%Mean, SD
Scott,40
2010,
Medical University of South Carolina, USA
30 (2008)Precourse and postcourse Likert type 5 point scale assessing subjective knowledge of disaster medicine concepts1.93.8Mean
31 (2009)Precourse and postcourse Likert type 5 point scale assessing subjective knowledge of disaster medicine concepts2.54.9Mean
Scott,41
2012,
Medical University of South Carolina, USA
10Precourse and postcourse Likert type five-point assessment testing knowledge and subjective skill towards emergency preparedness30%80%
Scott,14
2013,
Medical University of South Carolina, USA
17Participants undertook a precourse and postcourse 24 mark assessment which measured trainees’ discrete knowledge10.6, 3.217.8, 2.0Mean, SD<0.01
17Participants undertook a precourse and postcourse 1 to 100 analogue scale assessment which measured trainees’ subjective knowledge24.6%, 15.2%71.7%, 12.2%Mean, SD<0.01
17Participants undertook a precourse and postcourse 1 to 100 analogue scale assessment which measured trainees’ subjective skill31.7%, 15.8%75.9%, 13.5%Mean, SD<0.01
Silenas,16
2008,
The Texas A&M College of Medicine, USA
66Precourse and postcourse Likert type three-point assessment of knowledge (1 favourable, 3 unfavourable)1.91.3Mean
Vincent,42
2008,
Telehealth Research Institute, University of Hawaii, USA
20Precourse and postcourse Likert type five-point assessment of self-reported confidence and virtual reality feedback, in addition to between exercise measures3.54.2Mean
Vincent,43
2009,
Telehealth Research Institute, University of Hawaii, USA
21Precourse and postcourse Likert type five-point assessment of self-reported confidence and simulation feedback, in addition to between exercise measures3.44.1Mean
Wiesner,44
2018,
Georgetown University School of Medicine, USA
46Precourse and postcourse assessment of knowledge out of a total of 10 marks5.3, 1.18.0, 1.0Mean, SD