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Table 1 Comparison of students’ and observers’ and students’ and simulated patients’ assessment of selected items from the Calgary Cambrigde Guide checklist

From: Comparison of the medical students’ perceived self-efficacy and the evaluation of the observers and patients

  Students vs. Observers Students vs. Patients
Items Students N=73% Observers N=84% Estimate* (0.95% CI) Students N=73% Patients N=84% Estimate* (0.95% CI)
1: Identify problems the patient’s wishes to address 61.4 50.0 1.29 (0.64; 2.59) 61.4 68.4 2.25 (0.98; 5.18)
2: Use concise, easily understood, jargon free language 64.3 78.9 0.47 (0.21; 1.05) 64.3 64.9 1.13 (0.57; 2.21)
3: Structure interview in logical sequence 28.1 52.6 0.44 (0.22; 0.89)* 28.1 50.9 3.00 (1.28; 7.06)*
4: Attend to time keeping, and keeping interview on task 33.3 59.6 0.25 (0.10; 0.61)* 33.3 56.1 3.00 (1.28; 7.06)*
5: Use appropriate non-verbal behaviour 78.9 80.7 1.13 (0.43; 2.92) 78.9 77.2 0.79 (0.36; 1.73)
6: Provide support: express concern, understanding, and willingness to help 82.5 77.2 1.83 (0.68; 4.96) 82.5 71.9 0.59 (0.27; 1.28)
7: Share thought and reflection with the patient 52.6 59.6 0.63 (0.28; 1.38) 52.6 54.4 1.07 (0.53; 2.16)
8: Clarify patient’s prior knowledge and wish for information 50.9 59.6 0.80 (0.37; 1.71) 50.9 52.6 0.94 (0.46; 1.90)
9: Check patient’s understanding 49.1 32.1 2.25 (0.98; 5.18) 49.1 47.4 0.81 (0.39; 1.69)
10: Negotiate mutual plan of action 45.6 47.4 0.64 (0.28; 1.49) 45.6 45.6 0.94 (0.46; 1.90)
11: Contract with patient the next steps for patient and physician 61.4 67.9 0.82 (0.41; 1.67) 61.4 57.9 0.87 (0.43; 1.79)
12: Summarise session briefly and clarify plan of care 43.9 42.9 1.14 (0.56; 2.34) 43.9 50.9 1.86 (0.74; 4.66)
  1. * p<0.05%.
  2. Estimates and 95% CI for the odds of the response pattern ratio (0,1)/(1,0). The Proportion of responders in category 4–5 on a scale from 1–5 (strongly disagree to strongly agree) according to each item.