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Table 3 Participants subjective post-test assessment of difficulty in providing self-administered ultrasound examination

From: Empowering the willing: the feasibility of tele-mentored self-performed pleural ultrasound assessment for the surveillance of lung health

Anatomic Median Mean Self-Reported Score1
Location Rating (95% confidence interval)
(1) Right Upper Chest 5 4.67 (4.24–5.09)
(2) Right Lower Chest 5 4.67 (4.24–5.09)
(3) Left Upper Chest 5 4.67 (4.24–5.09)
(4) Left Lower Chest 5 4.67 (4.24–5.09)
(5) Right Side Lower 5 4.52 (4.07–4.96)
(6) Right Side Upper 5 4.44 (4.04–4.85)
(7) Left Side Lower 5 4.52 (4.07–4.96)
(8) Left Side Upper 5 4.44 (4.04–4.85)
(9) Right Back Lower 4 3.89 (3.49–4.29)
(10) Right Back Middle 3.5 3.41 (3.01–3.81)
(11) Right Back Upper 3 2.93 (2.41–3.44)
(12) Left Back Lower 4 3.96 (3.55–4.38)
(15) Left Back Middle 4 3.35 (2.89–3.80)
(16) Left Back Upper 3.5 2.85 (2.33–3.37)
  1. Anatomic location is visually demonstrated in Fig. 1
  2. Mean Self-Reported Score1 was recorded as a 5-point Likert scale from 1 Hard to 5 Easy (1—Very Hard, 2—Hard, 3—Neutral, 4—Easy, 5—Very Easy)