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Table 1 Number and percentage of participants (2015–2016 and 2016–2017 academic years) citing the different semantic categories before and after the simulation experience, for all free association tests

From: Aging-simulation experience: impact on health professionals’ social representations

CategoriesParticipants before
(n = 306)
Participants after (n = 306)P value
Decreased hearing268 (88%)242 (79%).002
Decreased vision268 (88%)282 (92%).72
Stiffness34 (11%)52 (17%).02
Slowness232 (76%)190 (62%)< .001
Loss of balance246 (80%)251 (82%).60
Fall66 (22%)62 (20%).64
Clumsiness130 (42%)137 (45%).55
Negative emotions127 (42%)144 (47%).11
Loneliness35 (11%)76 (25%)< .001
Difficulties129 (42%)183 (60%)< .001
  1. We expressed results as numbers and percentages in brackets, except for p values
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