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Table 2 Interactive CME cases

From: A controlled trial of the effectiveness of internet continuing medical education

CME ACTIVITY Participants Non-participants Effect size
  N Mean % evidence-based responses SD N Mean % evidence-based responses SD  
Psychiatry        
The diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia 33 66 15 46 53 20 0.75
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 32 66 21 26 56 15 0.56
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder case studies 32 91 13 33 82 18 0.60
The evolving face of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 49 78 23 45 54 25 0.59
Diagnosis/Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 36 78 19 36 60 18 0.98
Neurology        
Advances in Restless Leg Syndrome 64 89 16 58 55 24 1.68
Advances in stroke 77 91 11 58 63 19 1.89
Emerging concepts in the treatment of multiple sclerosis 21 62 19 25 46 17 0.89
Cardiology        
Pulmonary arterial hypertension 32 84 14 31 58 18 1.61
Predicting heart failure 26 71 24 28 49 19 1.02
Hypertension highlights 101 73 27 92 49 25 0.91
Rheumatology        
Managing the rheumatoid arthritis patient 48 81 18 49 68 25 0.60
Early and aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis 38 71 22 39 43 27 1.15
Assessment of the patient with rheumatoid arthritis 17 74 23 17 47 16 1.37
Safety of biologic agents in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis 22 86 15 18 59 23 1.38
Urology        
Urinary frequency in an elderly woman 60 93 13 52 78 19 0.95
Improving outcomes in benign prostatic hyperplasia 68 78 20 50 62 15 0.90
Obesity, erectile dysfunction and hypertension 60 85 18 60 48 30 1.49
Treating overactive bladder in the elderly patient 103 76 22 95 55 27 0.84
Infectious disease        
Antimicrobial resistance 49 70 23 49 42 19 1.34
Emergent presentation and treatment of influenza in children 69 76 20 65 61 22 0.72
Pulmonology        
Diagnosis/treatment of asthma in infants and young children 60 90 13 61 60 20 1.70
Diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder and asthma 17 92 16 17 74 15 1.13
Women's health        
Contraception in a woman with a history of fibroids 53 79 22 47 68 21 0.52