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Table 2 The frequency of cues that were used with the median rank order of each cue in the scripts that were applied for case 2

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) 1–19 2 (2–3) 46 (73.0)** 1–6 2 (2–3)
 History of oedema 106 (81.5) 1–24 5 (3–9) 43 (68.3) 1–10 6 (4–9)
 Dyspnoea at rest 88 (67.7) 1–13 2 (1–3) 47 (74.6) 1–21 2 (1–2)
 Fatigue 73 (56.2) 1–14 6 (5–8) 41 (65.1) 1–16 6 (5–8)
 Dyspnoea on exertion 69 (53.1) 1–20 3 (2–4) 44 (69.8) 1–22 3 (2–4)
 Coughing 67 (51.5) 1–24 5 (4–6) 44 (69.8) 1–9 4 (3–5)
 Retrosternal pain 63 (48.5) 2–23 6 (5–7) 35 (55.6) 2–8 5 (4–7)
 Nocturnal paroxysmal dyspnoea 54 (41.5) 2–27 9 (6–14) 32 (50.8) 4–14 10 (7–14)
 Palpitations 39 (30.0) 2–26 9 (7–13) 26 (41.3) 4–13 10 (6–13)
 Fever 35 (26.9) 2–22 6 (5–7) 21 (33.3) 3–21 6 (5–6)
 Syncope 29 (22.3) 6–14 11 (10–12) 12 (19.0) 6–11 11 (10–11)
 Appetite 28 (21.5) 1–10 1 (1–1) 18 (28.6) 1–7 1 (1–1)
 Weight loss 25 (19.2) 1–25 10 (7–12) 35 (55.6)* 1–19 8 (6–12)
 Vertigo 20 (15.4) 1–28 9 (9–11) 14 (22.2) 4–23 9 (8–9)
Clinical examination
 Lung auscultation 105 (80.8) 1–26 9 (6–13) 49 (77.8) 2–16 9 (7–13)
 Heart auscultation 98 (75.4) 1–27 9 (6–13) 44 (69.8) 1–15 10 (7–14)
 Clinical oedema 88 (67.7) 1–24 12 (8–18) 45 (71.4) 1–20 12 (8–17)
 Peripheral vessels 73 (56.2) 2–26 14 (9–21) 27 (42.9)** 2–23 16 (13–21)
 Jugular venous pressure 71 (54.6) 1–25 12 (8–17) 37 (58.7) 1–28 12 (9–17)
 Parameters (e.g., pulse) 67 (51.5) 3–21 12 (9–18) 28 (44.4) 6–18 13 (11–18)
 Weight 65 (50.0) 1–30 15 (10–22) 37 (58.7) 3–23 15 (12–21)
 Respiratory rate and saturation 63 (48.5) 3–25 15 (11–20) 35 (55.6) 5–21 15 (11–19)
 Abdominal examination 40 (30.8) 1–30 21 (15–24) 27 (42.9)** 4–25 19 (15–23)
 Apex beat 35 (26.9) 7–31 24 (15–25) 22 (34.9) 2–26 19 (14–24)
 Neurological examination 29 (22.3) 8–32 25 (17–26) 18 (28.6) 7–27 23 (17–25)
Technical investigation
 Chest X-ray 71 (54.6) 2–42 16 (11–25) 44 (69.8)* 1–32 16 (11–25)
 NT-proBNP 71 (54.6) 2–38 15 (9–24) 35 (55.6) 1–29 19 (14–25)
 Electrocardiography 58 (44.6) 5–35 19 (12–26) 35 (55.6) 6–27 18 (12–24)
 Spirometry 54 (41.5) 4–43 18 (12–32) 34 (54.0) 3–33 21 (13–30)
 Complete blood count and serum creatinine 49 (37.7) 6–40 20 (14–30) 27 (42.9) 3–31 19 (16–28)
 Liver function tests 27 (20.8) 10–39 29 (22–30) 14 (22.2) 4–30 28 (24–29)
 Abdominal echography 26 (20.0) 13–36 27 (20–28) 15 (23.8) 13–28 26 (21–27)
  1. *χ 2 test, P < 0.05
  2. **χ 2 test, P < 0.10