2017, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Gender differences in student scores in objective structured practical examination (OSPE) on measurement of blood pressure in clinical physiology
Author(s): Srabani Bhattacharya, Rucha Wagh, Aniruddha Malgaonkar and Sundaram Kartikeyan
This complete enumeration, cross-sectional comparative study was conducted in the Physiology Department of a medical college in Maharashtra to determine the gender differences in scores obtained by students in objective structured practical examination on measurement of blood pressure. First-year MBBS students (n=61; 52.46% females and 47.54% males), who had prior exposure to traditional practical examination on the same topic, rotated through a procedure station and question station. The results of the study revealed that the gender differences in average scores were not significant (P=0.065) at the procedure station that assessed the psychomotor domain. However, female students obtained significantly (P=0.041) higher average scores at the question station that chiefly evaluated the cognitive domain. This implied deficit of knowledge (cognitive domain) among male students, as compared to their female counterparts.
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Srabani Bhattacharya, Rucha Wagh, Aniruddha Malgaonkar, Sundaram Kartikeyan. Gender differences in student scores in objective structured practical examination (OSPE) on measurement of blood pressure in clinical physiology. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2017;2(2):01-04.