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Table 2 Descriptive statistics: end of the course (n = 173 completed questionnaires)

From: From board to bedside – training the communication competences of medical students with role plays

No./statement Response category
  Agree completely Agree in part so/so Hardly agree Do not agree at all
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
  (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1) I was satisfied with the way the instructor taught the class. 83 70 17 3 0
(48,0%) (40.5%) (9.8%) (1.7%) (0.0%)
2) The instructor’s feedback was constructive and helpful. 101 58 12 1 1
(58.4%) (33.5%) (6.9%) (0.6%) (0.6%)
3) I would have liked to have received more feedback from the instructor.* 8 9 19 80 55
(4.6%) (5.2%) (11.0%) (46.2%) (32.2%)
4) I would like to be taught more theory on doctor-patient communication. 4 5 24 64 76
(2.3%) (2.9%) (13.9%) (37.0%) (43.9%)
5) I like that the contents of the course were not taught only in a lecture format. 125 33 13 1 1
(72.3%) (19.1%) (7.5%) (0.6%) (0.6%)
6) The course concept “role play” of doctor-patient situations is a good idea in general. 107 49 13 3 1
(61.8%) (28.3%) (7.5%) (1.7%) (0.6%)
7) It was an important experience to play the role of the doctor or the patient at least once during the course. 62 62 34 11 4
(35.8%) (35.8%) (19.7%) (6.4%) (2.3%)
8) The feedback of the other students was constructive and helpful. 98 60 15 0 0
(56.6%) (34.7%) (8.7%) (0.0%) (0.0%)
9) I would have liked to have received more feedback from the other students.* 3 18 28 71 51
(1.8%) (10.5%) (16.4%) (41.5.0%) (29.8%)
10) The feedback checklists for the observers were helpful. 12 33 63 46 19
(6.9%) (19.1%) (36.4%) (26.6%) (11.0%)
11) The learning goals at the end of each lesson were clear to me. 68 65 33 5 2
(39.3%) (37.6%) (19.1%) (2.9%) (1.2%)
12) I have gained competence in managing difficult communication situations with patients. 63 79 22 6 3
(36.4%) (45.7%) (12.7%) (3.5%) (1.7%)
13) I have learned something useful for my later job as a doctor. 53 80 28 9 2
(30.8%) (46.5%) (16.3%) (5.2%) (1.2%)
14) My expectations concerning the course were fulfilled. 71 76 23 3 0
(41.0%) (43.9%) (13.3%) (1.7%) (0.0%)
  1. *2 missing values, valid percentages given.