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Table 1 The frequency cues that were used with the median rank order of each cue in the scripts that were applied for case 1

From: Evaluating the scripts and thresholds of general practitioners for diagnosing heart failure in elderly people

  Trainee Trainer
  Number of participants that clicked on the cue Place of the cue Number of participants that clicked on the cue Place of the cue
  n (%) Range Median (IQR) n (%) Range Median (IQR)
History
 Orthopnoea 107 (82.3) 1–12 2 (1–3) 49 (77.8) 1–4 2 (2–3)
 History of oedema 106 (81.5) 1–22 4 (2–6) 53 (84.1) 1–13 3 (2–5)
 Dyspnoea at rest 88 (67.7) 1–16 2 (1–3) 33 (52.4)* 1–7 1 (1–2)**
 Fatigue 73 (56.2) 1–21 6 (3–8) 37 (58.7) 2–17 6 (4–8)
 Dyspnoea on exertion 69 (53.1) 1–17 3 (2–4) 33 (52.4) 1–14 3 (2–4)
 Coughing 67 (51.5) 2–18 5 (3–6) 39 (61.9) 1–16 4 (3–6)
 Retrosternal pain 63 (48.5) 1–20 5 (4–7) 35 (55.6) 1–10 5 (3–7)
 Nocturnal paroxysmal dyspnoea 54 (41.5) 2–24 9 (5–13) 32 (50.8) 3–17 7 (5–11)
 Palpitations 39 (30.0) 3–16 10 (8–13) 22 (34.9) 3–16 9 (6–11)
 Fever 35 (26.9) 3–19 6 (5–7) 18 (28.6) 1–16 6 (5–7)
 Syncope 29 (22.3) 3–13 11 (7–12) 13 (20.6) 4–14 8 (5–11)
 Appetite 28 (21.5) 1–12 2 (1–5) 14 (22.2) 1–11 3 (1–6)
 Weight loss 25 (19.2) 4–15 11 (9–13) 15 (23.8) 2–15 9 (5–10)***
 Vertigo 20 (15.4) 2–23 9 (9–10) 10 (15.9) 4–12 8 (5–10)***
Clinical examination
 Lung auscultation 103 (79.2) 1–19 8 (6–12) 49 (77.8) 1–16 8 (6–11)
 Clinical oedema 97 (74.6) 1–22 10 (6–13) 46 (73.0) 2–19 11 (7–13)
 Heart auscultation 90 (69.2) 1–18 8 (5–11) 42 (66.7) 1–15 9 (7–12)
 Jugular venous pressure 89 (68.5) 1–20 9 (6–13) 38 (60.3) 3–17 9 (6–11)
 Weight 81 (62.3) 2–27 12 (8–17) 46 (73.0) 4–22 13 (9–15)
 Parameters (e.g., pulse) 71 (54.6) 1–21 11 (7–16) 32 (50.8) 5–18 11 (9–15)
 Respiratory rate and saturation 55 (42.3) 4–23 13 (8–19) 32 (50.8) 3–20 12 (9–17)
 Abdominal examination 43 (33.1) 4–28 18 (11–23) 19 (30.2) 10–23 17 (14–22)
 Peripheral vessels 41 (31.5) 8–26 17 (12–21) 13 (20.6) 10–21 19 (14–21)
 Apex beat 38 (29.2) 7–29 20 (11–24) 20 (31.7) 5–24 16 (10–23)
 Neurological examination 26 (20.0) 11–30 24 (19–26) 13 (20.6) 11–25 21 (17–25)
Technical investigation
 Chest X-ray 72 (55.4) 3–36 15 (10–23) 37 (58.7) 3–32 14 (11–23)
 NT-proBNP 67 (51.5) 1–33 14 (8–23) 38 (60.3) 1–29 14 (11–20
 Electrocardiography 54 (41.5) 1–28 16 (10–24) 33 (52.4) 2–26 15 (12–19)
 Complete blood count and serum creatinine 39 (30.0) 7–35 17 (13–28) 26 (41.3) 9–31 19 (15–25)
 Spirometry 30 (23.1) 9–37 24 (16–31) 20 (31.7) 1–33 21 (14–30)
 Liver function tests 25 (19.2) 12–34 26 (20–30) 13 (20.6) 12–30 23 (18–29)
 Abdominal echography 22 (16.9) 8–32 26 (18–28) 15 (23.8) 9–28 19 (17–26)***
  1. *χ 2 test, P < 0.05
  2. **Mann–Whitney U test, P < 0.05
  3. ***Mann–Whitney U test, P < 0.10