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Table 6 Standardised and peer patients’ perceptions of students

From: Simulated learning in musculoskeletal assessment and rehabilitation education: comparing the effect of a simulation-based learning activity with a peer-based learning activity

Themes from standardised patients (SPs) Examples from the data
Positive  
Confident Seemed quite confident
Comfortable The student appeared relaxed and comfortable
Negative  
Uncomfortable Had some nervous moments where he lost his train of thought and professionalism
Themes from Peer Patients (PPs) Examples from the data
Positive  
Relaxed Student looked relaxed, and did not appear too nervous
Negative  
Uncomfortable Student was very nervous. He let that get the better of him
Not very comfortable and was fairly nervous and unsure