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Table 3 Selected item descriptors by subgroup

From: Mental health and self-determination profiles of the diverse population of medical students in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Grouping Item Variable Mean SD p
All students How much have students been able to contribute to modifications in the medical program during the COVID-19 pandemic? 2.48 1.03
  Do you think program administrators consider your overall well-being when considering modifications to the medical program? 2.44 0.98
  Do you consciously worry about your peers/instructors developing COVID-19? 3.03 1.18
  Do you feel that you are being prepared for your profession? 2.00 0.88
  Do you feel that virtual assessments accurately measure your theoretical knowledge? 3.02 0.98
  Do you feel that virtual assessments accurately measure your clinical skills? 1.94 0.93
  Do you feel that virtual assessments accurately measure your professionalism? 2.28 1.03
  Concerned about a delays on preparedness 2.94 1.32
  Do you consciously worry about your family developing COVID–19? 3.84 1.15
Stage What percent of time have you spent using online learning environments since March 2020? Pre-Clinical 4.72 0.76 0.000
   Clinical 4.40 0.92  
  Are you concerned about a delayed graduation on your preparedness for the profession? Pre-Clinical 2.76 1.31 0.000
   Clinical 3.22 1.29  
  Do you think program administrators consider your overall well-being when considering modifications to the medical program? Pre-Clinical 2.53 1.03 0.015
   Clinical 2.29 0.88  
  Overall, are you satisfied with the delivery of medical education during the COVID-19 pandemic? Pre-Clinical 2.45 0.97 0.004
   Clinical 2.17 0.98  
  Are you concerned about your ability to secure housemanship after graduation based on modifications to your programming made during the pandemic? Pre-Clinical 3.38 1.18 0.003
   Clinical 3.72 1.19  
  PHQ2 Score Pre-Clinical 2.31 1.55 0.039
   Clinical 1.98 1.75  
  Do you feel that virtual assessments accurately measure your theoretical knowledge? Pre-Clinical 3.12 0.095 0.006
   Clinical 2.85 1.06  
  Do you feel that virtual assessments accurately measure your clinical skills? Pre-Clinical 2.06 0.94 0.000
   Clinical 1.74 0.89  
  Do you feel that virtual assessments accurately measure your professionalism? Pre-Clinical 2.37 1.006 0.026
   Clinical 2.15 1.04  
Gender Are you concerned about a delayed graduation on your preparedness for the profession? Male 2.69 1.29 0.008
   Female 3.05 1.32  
  PHQ2 Score Male 1.74 1.42 0.000
   Female 2.37 1.69  
  GAD2 Score Male 1.42 1.56 0.000
   Female 2.36 1.86  
  Would you like the teaching to be more interactive? Male 3.72 1.03 0.006
   Female 3.38 1.08  
Ethnicity Do you consciously worry about your family developing COVID-19? Malay 4.08 1.02 0.004
   Chinese 3.65 1.19  
   Indian 3.96 1.02  
   International 4.08 1.19  
  Do you feel that you are being prepared for your profession? Malay 1.89 0.95 0.000
   Chinese 1.92 0.77  
   Indian 2.54 0.95  
   International 2.20 1.00  
  Are you able to communicate concerns about SOPs to coordinators (or those overseeing your postings)? Malay 3.19 1.02 0.004
   Chinese 2.99 1.18  
   Indian 2.13 0.72  
   International 2.50 1.03  
  PHQ2 Score Malay 2.55 1.65 0.001
   Chinese 1.92 1.51  
   Indian 2.24 1.66  
   International 2.96 1.99  
Income Are you concerned about the direct financial impact of the pandemic on you or your family? B40 3.69 1.27 0.000
   M40 3.41 1.28  
   T20 2.84 1.30  
  Do you receive feedback for improvement from your instructors currently, during the pandemic? B40 2.66 0.91 0.019
   M40 2.70 1.05  
   T20 3.02 1.04