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Table 8 Assessment results for communication skills with patients at PHCC among implementation (per and post exposure) and control groups.

From: Evaluation of a task-based community oriented teaching model in family medicine for undergraduate medical students in Iraq

Communication parameters % of students show proper communication
  a b c
are appropriate visual methods used? 21.4 89.3 23.2
is the communication brief? 43.0 85.7 46.4
is the communication unhurried? 18.0 96.4 16.1
are the facts accurate? 82.0 100.0 71.4
is the argument logical and clearly structured? 43.0 78.6 44.6
is enough detail provided? 29.0 96.4 25.0
are familiar words used? 29.0 75.0 28.6
is the sentence structure simple? 25.0 100.0 28.6
is the patient greeted? 29.0 26.4 30.4
is the patient spoken to by name? 0.0 78.6 10.7
is the patient existing knowledge explored? 0.0 64.3 5.4
are the patient's beliefs respected? 68.0 100.0 69.6
is he credited for appropriate action? 64.8 85.7 60.7
are blame and condemnation avoided? 29.0 100.0 33.9
is concern shown for the patient's problem? 18.0 100.0 25.0
dose any solution offered actually solved the problem as seen by the patient? 32.0 89.3 35.7
is the patient asked to apply information? 3.6 85.7 10.7
are the patient knowledge & understanding tested? 0.0 96.4 8.9
  1. a. Implementation group (28 students) pre training assessment
  2. b. Implementation group (28 students) post training assessment
  3. c. Control group (56 students)