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Table 3 Self-reported evaluations of students from different regions 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 Thailand (N = 27) India (N = 33) Other Asian countries (N = 36) Non-Asian countries (N = 16) F p
Evaluation of learning background
 Before the course, you had some TCM-related knowledge. 2.11 ± 0.70 1.94 ± 0.70 2.06 ± 0.80 2.00 ± 0.52 0.321 0.810
 Before the course, you were interested in learning TCM. 3.00 ± 0.79 2.48 ± 0.80* 2.33 ± 0.96** 2.56 ± 0.89 3.255 0.025
Evaluation of the TCM learning course
 You have understood well the content of the course. 3.00 ± 0.73 3.03 ± 0.73 3.06 ± 0.53 2.94 ± 0.68 0.127 0.944
 You have altered your perception of TCM. 3.00 ± 0.68 2.94 ± 0.76 2.92 ± 0.81 2.75 ± 0.78 0.373 0.772
 The course has improved your interest in TCM. 3.15 ± 0.82 2.88 ± 0.83 2.89 ± 0.71 2.81 ± 0.91 0.858 0.465
 You have a deeper understanding of TCM than before. 2.63 ± 0.79 2.59 ± 0.71 2.64 ± 0.68 2.81 ± 0.66 0.351 0.788
 The course brought you many benefits. 3.33 ± 0.83 3.15 ± 0.76 2.97 ± 0.61 2.81 ± 0.91 2.017 0.116
 You are satisfied with the content of the course. 3.48 ± 0.64 3.36 ± 0.65 3.28 ± 0.70 3.19 ± 0.75 0.770 0.513
 You are satisfied with the teaching methods of the course. 3.33 ± 0.78 3.33 ± 0.74 3.19 ± 0.92 2.94 ± 1.00 0.949 0.420
  1. Data are presented as the mean ± SD. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01 compared with students from Thailand by one-way ANOVA. TCM traditional Chinese medicine