Table 2

SEPC and Thanatophobia score means, t-test and effect size at medical schools 1 and 2

InstrumentsPretestPost-testDifference post–pretP value95%CICohen’s dEffect size magnitude
Medicalschool 1 (n=78)
SEPC—communication346.50 (145.17)573.90 (124.47)227.39 (138.50)14.50<0.001258.62 to196.171.64Very large
SEPC—patient management338.38 (112.56)527.50 (113.55)189.11 (140.30)11.90<0.001220.75 to157.481.35Very large
SEPC—multidisciplinary teamwork361.26 (124.28)470.35 (105.77)109.09 (118.86)8.11<0.001135.17 to81.010.92Large
TS21.54 (7.56)16.54 (7.58)−5.00 (5.91)−7.06<0.0013.59 to6.410.79Moderate
Medicalschool 2 (n=56)
SEPC—communication296.41 (147.41)398.00 (171.64)101.59 (151.30)5.02<0.001142.11 to61.070.67Moderate
SEPC—patient management327.86 (133.91)462.07 (126.55)134.21 (132.69)7.57<0.001169.75 to98.681.01Large
SEPC—multidisciplinary teamwork388.50 (120.18)454.96 (120.49)66.46 (136.82)3.630.001103.10 to29.830.49Small
TS22.82 (8.77)21.20 (7.67)−1.62 (5.45)1.960.056−0.14 to 3.070.26Small
  • PC, palliative care; SEPC, Self-efficacy in Palliative Care; TS, thanatophobia.