Table 2

Means and standard deviations of expert-rated communication skills prior to the lessons in the 2009 cohort (rating scale: 1 = very good; 6 = insufficient)

Item

group

M

SD

t value

p


exploration

PMS

3.50

.95

.00

1.00


SCS

3.50

1.09


emotion

PMS

5.25

1.21

1.43

.16


SCS

4.58

1.38


summarisations

PMS

3.60

1.31

-0.27

.79


SCS

3.75

1.86


structuring

PMS

2.80

.83

.18

.86


SCS

2.75

.62


empathy

PMS

3.30

.98

.88

.39


SCS

3.00

.85


global

PMS

3.60

.82

.31

.76


SCS

3.50

1.00


PMS psychosocial medicine students, SCS standard curriculum students

Hausberg et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:16   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-16

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