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Table 4 Students’ and instructors’ answers given to Likert-scale questions

From: The efficacy of virtual distance training of intensive therapy and anaesthesiology among fifth-year medical students during the COVID-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional study

Likert-scale questions Students’ answers
N = 113
Instructors’ answers
N = 29
P
Median (IQR) Median (IQR)
I received from the virtual distance training exactly what I have expected 4 (4, 5)   
The virtual practices perfectly replaced the bed-side sessions - there is no need for the latter. 2 (1, 3) 1 (1, 1) < 0.001
The virtual practices are useful but strictly in combination with bed-side sessions. 5 (3, 5) 5 (5, 5) 0.036
I can recognize a patient with respiratory insufficiency after completing the virtual training. 4 (3, 4) N/A  
I can recognize a patient with shock after completing the virtual training. 4 (3, 5) N/A  
I am aware of the perioperative management after completing the virtual training. 4 (3, 5) N/A  
Students were disadvantaged by taking the virtual practices instead of the bed-side sessions. 3 (3, 4) 4 (4, 5) 0.012
To what extent have the virtual practices raised your interest in intensive therapy and anaesthesiology? 4 (4, 5) N/A  
To what extent was it easy to follow the flow of the virtual practices? 5 (4, 5) N/A  
The virtual training was overall effective. 4 (3, 5) 4 (2, 4) 0.162
To what extent have you found the virtual practices’ imaging acceptable? 5 (4, 5) N/A  
To what extent have you found the virtual practices’ audio acceptable? 5 (4, 5) N/A  
To what extent have you found the material on Moodle® platform helpful? 4 (4, 5) N/A  
To what extent have you found the virtual trainings acceptable in total? 5 (4, 5) N/A  
I received sufficient information regarding distance learning from my institution. N/A 4 (4, 5)  
I received sufficient materials regarding the virtual course from my institution. N/A 4 (4, 5)  
Plenty of technical problems arose during virtual education leading to quality decrease of our teaching. N/A 2 (1, 2)  
I received sufficient technical support during virtual education from my institution. N/A 5 (4, 5)  
I could achieve a good interaction with students during virtual education – the same as during in-person sessions. N/A 2 (1, 2)  
Students’ interactivity was satisfactory during virtual sessions – it reached the level of an in-person session. N/A 2 (1, 4)  
I could transfer the planned knowledge during virtual teaching. N/A 4 (3, 4.5)  
I enjoyed virtual distance learning despite the difficulties of the new situation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. N/A 4 (2, 5)  
The virtual trainings should be built into our course in the future. N/A 4 (4, 5)  
I would never teach at virtual distance learning again. N/A 1 (1, 1)  
  1. Answer options to statements: 1.0: strongly disagree, 2.0: disagree, 3.0: undecided, 4.0: agree, 5.0: strongly agree. Answer options to questions: 1.0: definitely not, 2.0: probably not, 3.0: undecided, 4.0: probably, 5.0: definitely. The answers to common questions were compared between students and instructors. Mann-Whitney U test was used for comparison. Significant p-values are indicated in italics. IQR interquartile range, N/A non-applicable, as this group did not receive the particular question