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Table 4 Comparisons between trainees’ backgrounds and the trauma care knowledge test results before and after the training

From: Cross-sectional study of the educational background and trauma knowledge of trainees in the “China trauma care training” program

ItemsMean scores before training (mean ± SD)Mean scores after training (mean ± SD)tP
Years of experience in trauma care
 0–1 year (n = 193)69.46 ± 15.5583.19 ± 13.77−9.46< 0.001*
 1–3 years (n = 132)70.42 ± 14.4083.41 ± 11.38−9.34< 0.001*
 3–5 years (n = 137)70.07 ± 14.1485.84 ± 14.15−9.03< 0.001*
 More than 5 years (n = 749)71.71 ± 14.7885.77 ± 12.17−20.11< 0.001*
Professional title
 Senior (n = 76)73.09 ± 15.0586.51 ± 13.90−5.49< 0.001*
 Subsenior (n = 310)72.40 ± 14.7284.39 ± 12.30−11.37< 0.001*
 Intermediate (n = 496)72.13 ± 14.2885.68 ± 11.43−16.38< 0.001*
 Junior (n = 329)67.58 ± 15.1684.60 ± 14.23−15.51< 0.001*
Past trauma training
 With regular internal subject learning (n = 788)71.38 ± 14.8985.33 ± 12.23−20.53< 0.001*
 Without regular internal special study (n = 423)70.38 ± 14.6784.69 ± 13.32−15.32< 0.001*
 With hospital learning of case analysis (n = 722)71.41 ± 14.6885.01 ± 12.72−19.56< 0.001*
 Without hospital learning of case analysis (n = 489)70.46 ± 15.0085.25 ± 12.50−16.55< 0.001*
 With academic conference on trauma (n = 708)72.22 ± 14.4585.43 ± 12.17−19.16< 0.001*
 Without academic conference on trauma (n = 503)69.33 ± 15.1684.65 ± 13.24−17.06< 0.001*
 With advanced studies at home and abroad (n = 291)71.62 ± 14.8285.43 ± 13.69−11.83< 0.001*
 Without advanced studies at home and abroad (n = 920)70.83 ± 14.8285.00 ± 12.28−22.76< 0.001*
 With nonstandard trauma courses (n = 335)72.21 ± 15.3684.57 ± 14.13−11.42< 0.001*
 Without nonstandard trauma courses (n = 876)70.57 ± 14.5885.31 ± 12.00−23.17< 0.001*
 With self-study (n = 618)70.83 ± 13.9484.68 ± 13.55−18.12< 0.001*
 Without self-study (n = 593)71.23 ± 15.6885.55 ± 11.58−18.1< 0.001*
Trauma care mode
 Emergency department+ multidiscipline consultation + dispersed treatment in multiple departments of surgery (n = 960)71.41 ± 14.8585.19 ± 12.41−22.51< 0.001*
 Centralized treatment in the emergency department (n = 87)70.57 ± 16.5685.57 ± 11.87−6.56< 0.001*
 Centralized treatment in the department of traumatology (n = 84)69.82 ± 12.7482.38 ± 16.92−5.67< 0.001*
 Centralized treatment in the general surgery department (n = 16)65.94 ± 16.1585.94 ± 9.35−3.970.0012*
 Centralized treatment in the department of orthopedics (n = 21)70.00 ± 13.2384.29 ± 8.98−5.01< 0.001*
 Other (n = 43)68.02 ± 14.1997.67 ± 11.30−7.42< 0.001*