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Table 2 Results of test of significance of mean pre-and post-test scores using paired sample t-test

From: Immediate assessment of performance of medical laboratory scientists following a 10-day malaria microscopy training programme in Nigeria

Category of test Pre-test Post-test P-value
Mean (%) 95% CI Mean (95% CI)
Slide Reading Tests
 Detection 53.9 51.4–56.4 70.7 67.8–73.6 <0.001
 Speciation 18.9 16.0–21.7 38.3 34.5–42.0 <0.001
 Specificity Test 45.7 40.9–50.5 62.4 57.6–67.2 <0.001
 Sensitivity Test 60.9 56.7–65.0 78.4 75.4–81.5 <0.001
 Counting Test 4.2 2.6–5.7 27.9 25.3–30.5 <0.001
Computer-Based Tests
 Picture Detection 69.3 66.2–72.4 89.2 87.3–91.1 <0.001
 Picture Speciation 24.6 21.2–28.0 63.0 60.0–66.1 <0.001
 Picture Staging 33.4 29.6–37.3 73.5 71.0–76.1 <0.001
Written Test
 Writing Test 37.9 36.2–39.6 70.7 68.4–73.1 <0.001