Table 6

Responses to the pre-activity question on vulnerable populations
CME activity Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 3 Activity 4 Activity 5
Sample size n=45 n=1237 N=611 n=2400 n=16361
Responses to: Mental illness shortens lifespan as follows:
A. Patients with mental illness die 25 years earlier than the general population, mostly due to earlier onset of chronic medical conditions.
B. The average 15 years of potential life lost can be explained by premature death early in life.
C. The causes of mortality are similar to the general population, but occur 10 years earlier on average.
D. Suicide and accidents including motor vehicle accidents account for most of the 10 years of shorter life expectancy.
Correct (A) 13 (29%) 629 (51%) 215 (35%) 840 (35%) 5166 (32%)
Incorrect (B) 9 (20%) 285 (23%) 184 (30%) 144 (6%) 1584 (10%)
Next best answer (C) 20 (44%) 265 (21%) 169 (28%) 528 (22%) 4557 (28%)
Incorrect (D) 3 (7%) 55 (5%) 42 (7%) 888 (37%) 4718 (29%)
Correct vs. Predicted −41% −19% −35% −35% −38%

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