Table 3. Mean Overall Scores in the Pretest and Immediate Posttest According to Participant Characteristics
Participant CharacteristicsPretest Mean Score (%)Immediate Posttest Mean Score (%)OR*95% CI
Age (years)
Provider degree
School location
Clinical specialty
    Family medicine39.–1.9
    Internal medicine35.347.01.71.5–2.0
Years in practice
Total previous skin cancer training courses (n)
Prior skin cancer training
    Medical/nursing school
    Live CME
    Web-based course
Type of INFORMED course presentation
    Traditional course36.641.71.20.9–1.7
    Case-based learning35.948.41.81.5–2.1
  • * Odd ratio (OR) is an estimate of relative risk and is an indication of how much better the immediate posttest scores of participants are compared to the pretest score.

  • CME, continuing medical education; INFORMED, Internet Course for Melanoma Early Detection; DO, doctor of osteopathy; MD, medical doctor; NP, nurse practitioner; CI, confidence interval.