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Table 2 Comparisons for total scores of correct ‘medication dose needs adjustment’ awareness for different medication classes

From: Awareness and knowledge among internal medicine house-staff for dose adjustment of commonly used medications in patients with CKD

Variable Possible
Total Score
PGY1
M (SD)
PGY2
M (SD)
PGY3
M (SD)
ANOVA
p-value
ANCOVA
p-value
Post-hoc
Allergy 3 1.3 (0.85) 1.6 (0.71) 1.7 (0.59) 0.003 0.046 PGY2>PGY1
PGY3>PGY1
Analgesic 4 1.3 (1.03) 1.1 (0.90) 1.4 (0.91) 0.19
Cardiovascular 7 3.4 (1.36) 3.6 (1.09) 3.6 (0.93) 0.27
Endocrine 3 1.1 (0.86) 1.5 (0.76) 1.8 (0.67) <0.001 <0.001 PGY2>PGY1
PGY3>PGY1
PGY3>PGY2
Gastrointestinal 2 0.8 (0.56) 1.0 (0.52) 1.0 (0.54) <0.001 0.001 PGY2>PGY1
PGY3>PGY1
Neuropsychotropic 5 2.1 (1.28) 2.2 (1.00) 2.2 (0.97) 0.79
Rheumatologic 2 1.4 (0.78) 1.7 (0.55) 1.9 (0.48) <0.001 <0.001 PGY2>PGY1
PGY3>PGY1
Overall medication score 26 11.2 (4.31) 12.4 (3.28) 13.3 (2.10) <0.001 0.002 PGY2>PGY1
PGY3>PGY1
  1. Note: M mean, SD standard deviation, PGY post-graduate year, ANOVA analysis of variance, ANCOVA analysis of covariance. Sample sizes slightly vary due to omissions by participants