Table 2.

Evaluation of students’ knowledge regarding contractility of gastrointestinal tract

Student Answer, %
BeforeAfterP Value
1. What kinds of muscle are present in the gastrointestinal tract?
    Striated muscle2.270<0.001
    Smooth muscle81.8220.45
    Striated and smooth muscle15.9179.55
2. What is tetanic contraction?
3. What is the main neurotransmitter released from the parasympathetic system in the gastrointestinal tract?
4. Select the correct option regarding the location of the ryanodine receptor in the muscle cells.
    No answer13.640
  • The questionnaire was anonymously given to 47 undergraduate students of biology and health sciences. For P value, Wilcoxon signed ranks test was used, compared with the response obtained before the activity.