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Table 1 Comparison of demographics and art-related experience at baseline between intervention and control students

From: Cultural adaptation, the 3-month efficacy of visual art training on observational and diagnostic skills among nursing students, and satisfaction among students and staff- a mixed method study

Characteristics Intervention
(n = 53)
Control
(n = 51)
χ2/t p-value
Age (years), mean (SD) 26.0 (4.7) 26.3 (3.3) 0.34 .733
Female, n (%) 49 (93) 49 (96) 0.14 .678
Full-time nursing students, n (%) 25 (47) 18 (35) 1.51 .219
Have been a nurse for (years), mean (SD) 3.0 (3.6) 3.9 (3.4) 1.18 .239
Received general art education (years), n (%)    0.59 .444
 ≤ 6 32 (60) 27 (53)   
 >  6 21 (40) 24 (47)   
Received formal art education (years), n (%)    0.95 .331
 Yes 15 (28) 19 (37)   
 No 38 (72) 32 (63)   
  1. Note. SD Standard Deviation