Table 1

OSCE: Interpersonal skills scores, physical examination skills scores and global ratings

Station

Patient educator group mean score (sd)

Physician tutor group mean score (sd)

P value


Interpersonal Skills

Total Score = 4

n = 42

Total Score = 4

n = 41

(α = 0.005 with Bonferoni correction)


Hand

3.33 (0.87)

3.41 (0.71)

0.643

Shoulder

3.31 (0.84)

3.61 (0.59)

0.063

Elbow

3.43 (0.86)

3.41 (0.77)

0.938

Knee

3.62 (0.62)

3.43 (0.87)

0.282

Hip

3.48 (0.83)

3.24 (1.09)

0.278


Physical Examination

Total Score = 10

n = 42

Total Score = 10

n = 41

(α = 0.005 with Bonferoni correction)


Hand

7.73 (1.53)

7.66 (1.78)

0.853

Shoulder

7.83 (1.93)

8.12 (2.18)

0.525

Elbow

8.32 (1.48)

8.56 (1.43)

0.456

Knee

7.55 (1.38)

7.58 (1.54)

0.936

Hip

6.94 (1.86)

5.98 (2.02)

0.026


Global Ratings

Total Score = 5

n = 42

Total Score = 5

n = 41

(α = 0.01 with Bonferoni correction)


Hand

4.05 (0.54)

4.12 (1.38)

0.75

Shoulder

3.95 (0.83)

3.56 (1.14)

0.08

Elbow

4.05 (0.91)

3.95 (0.50)

0.55

Knee

4.52 (1.42)

4.56 (1.83)

0.92

Hip

3.69 (1.18)

3.63 (0.97)

0.81


sd = standard deviation OSCE = objective structured clinical examination

Oswald et al. BMC Medical Education 2011 11:65   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-65

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