TABLE 2

Comparison of Mean Diagnostic Performance Variables (N = 72)

VariableControl Group (n = 33)Rudeness Group (n = 39)t TestP (One-Tailed)
MeanSDMeanSD
Diagnosed respiratory distress3.391.073.201.000.772.2215
Diagnosed shock2.881.322.081.082.836**.003
Suspected infection3.131.013.061.130.272.3935
Diagnosed NEC3.081.232.620.951.76*.0415
Good stage 1 diagnostic skills3.220.992.910.751.498.0695
Diagnosed deterioration4.050.753.540.892.562**.0065
Suspected perforation of bowel2.601.471.940.962.297*.0125
Diagnosed cardiac tamponade3.181.302.151.403.214**.001
Good stage 2 diagnostic skills3.131.212.351.072.881**.0025
Overall diagnostic3.180.922.650.692.796**.00035
  • * P < .05, **P < .01.