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Table 2 Students’ self-reported evaluations about learning TCM

From: An evaluation survey of traditional Chinese medicine learning among international students majoring in conventional medicine: a study from a university in China

Items Proportion, N (%) Scorea, mean ± SD
Strongly disagree Disagree Agree Strongly agree
Evaluation of learning background
 Before the course, you had some TCM-related knowledge. (N = 133) 26 (19.5) 79 (59.4) 24 (18.0) 4 (3.0) 2.05 ± 0.71
 Before the course, you were interested in learning TCM. (N = 133) 18 (13.5) 47 (35.3) 47 (35.3) 21 (15.8) 2.53 ± 0.92
Evaluation of the TCM learning course
 You have understood well the content of the course. (N = 132) 2 (1.5) 19 (14.4) 84 (63.6) 27 (20.5) 3.03 ± 0.64
 You have altered your perception of TCM. (N = 132) 4 (3.0) 27 (20.5) 75 (56.8) 26 (19.7) 2.93 ± 0.72
 The course has improved your interest in TCM. (N = 132) 3 (2.3) 41 (31.1) 52 (39.4) 36 (27.3) 2.92 ± 0.82
 You have a deeper understanding of TCM than before. (N = 132) 6 (4.5) 45 (34.1) 69 (52.3) 12 (9.1) 2.66 ± 0.71
 The course brought you many benefits. (N = 132) 2 (1.5) 28 (21.2) 63 (47.7) 39 (29.5) 3.05 ± 0.76
 You are satisfied with the content of the course. (N = 132) 0 (0.0) 18 (13.6) 57 (43.2) 57 (43.2) 3.30 ± 0.70
 You are satisfied with the teaching methods of the course. (N = 132) 3 (2.3) 27 (20.5) 42 (31.8) 60 (45.5) 3.20 ± 0.85
  1. aThe score was obtained by a 4-point Likert scale, where 1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = agree, 4 = strongly agree. TCM traditional Chinese medicine