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Table 3 Informative learning supported by quantitative data

From: Global health classroom: mixed methods evaluation of an interinstitutional model for reciprocal global health learning among Samoan and New Zealand medical students

Subtheme Post-GHCR questionnaire statement Likert-scale data (%) Median
  Strongly agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly disagree
Patient care GHCR gave me insight into the differences in presentation and care of a common medical condition between Samoa and New Zealand. Christchurch (n = 32) 19% 66% 12% 3% 0% 2
Dunedin (n = 32) 26% 61% 13% 0% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 80% 20% 0% 0% 0 1
Overall (n = 74) 30% 58% 11% 1% 0% 2
GHCR Increased my understanding about global health measures to prevent and control a common medical condition in different healthcare settings. Christchurch (n = 32) 19% 66% 12% 3% 0% 2
Dunedin (n = 32) 26% 61% 13% 0% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 80% 20% 0% 0% 0% 1
Overall (n = 74) 30% 58% 11% 1% 0% 2
Health systems and impact on health Participating in the GHCR increased my understanding of the following aspects of global health, with regards to the other country: health system and impact on health outcomes. Christchurch (n = 31) 16% 68% 6% 6% 3% 2
Dunedin (n = 31) 16% 65% 16% 3% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 1.5
Overall (n = 72) 21% 65% 10% 4% 0% 2
Determinants of health Participating in the GHCR increased my understanding of the following aspects of global health, with regards to the other country: socioeconomic and environmental impact on health. Christchurch (n = 31) 23% 58% 16% 3% 0% 2
Dunedin (n = 31) 6% 52% 19% 23% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 1.5
Overall (n = 72) 19% 54% 16% 11% 0% 2
Participating in the GHCR increased my understanding of the following aspects of global health, with regards to the other country: barriers to accessing healthcare. Christchurch (n = 31) 35% 48% 10% 6% 0% 2
Dunedin (n = 31) 26% 65% 10% 0% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 1
Overall (n = 72) 33% 56% 8% 3% 0% 2
The GHCR experience increased my understanding of the importance of knowing about the determinants of health. Christchurch (n = 31) 6% 61% 19% 10% 3% 2
Dunedin (n = 31) 16% 58% 6% 19% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 50% 50% 0% 0% 0% 1.5
Overall (n = 72) 17% 58% 11% 13% 13% 2
Culture and impact on health Participating in the GHCR increased my understanding of the following aspects of global health, with regards to the other country: cultural diversity and impact on health. Christchurch (n = 31) 26% 65% 6% 3% 0% 2
Dunedin (n = 31) 12% 55% 23% 10% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 60% 40% 0% 0% 0% 1
Overall (n = 72) 25% 57% 12% 6% 0% 2
The GHCR experience increased my understanding of the importance of knowing about how culture and health interact at a global level. Christchurch (n = 32) 26% 52% 19% 0% 3% 2
Dunedin (n = 32) 16% 61% 10% 13% 0% 2
Samoa (n = 10) 60% 40% 0% 0% 0% 1
Overall (n = 74) 26% 54% 13% 6% 1% 2