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Table 3 Feedback provided by TOSBA in rank order – student survey responses

From: Team Objective Structured Bedside Assessment (TOSBA) as formative assessment in undergraduate Obstetrics and Gynaecology: a cohort study

Rate your feedback from the TOSBAs under the following headings.
It was … Don’t know Strongly disagree Disagree Neither agree nor disagree Agree Strongly agree Score M SD R  
Phrased in non-judgemental language 8 (8 %) 1 (1 %) 3 (3 %) 18 (17 %) 44 (42 %) 31 (29 %) 4.04 0.85 0–5 1
Based on directly observed behaviours 11 (11 %) 0 (0 %) 5 (5 %) 10 (10 %) 62 (59 %) 16 (15 %) 3.96 0.71 0–5 2
Based on clear performance criteria 14 (13 %) 1 (1 %) 6 (6 %) 17 (16 %) 52 (50 %) 15 (14 %) 3.81 0.83 0–5 3
Clear as to how to apply feedback in practice 7 (7 %) 0 (0 %) 11 (11 %) 16 (15 %) 53 (50 %) 18 (17 %) 3.80 0.87 0–5 4
Based on specific behaviours 16 (16 %) 0 (0 %) 14 (14 %) 30 (29 %) 34 (33 %) 8 (8 %) 3.42 0.87 0–5 5
Enhanced by receiving written feedback 16 (16 %) 7 (7 %) 19 (18 %) 18 (17 %) 26 (25 %) 17 (17 %) 3.31 1.24 0–5 6
Inclusive of students’ own perceptions 13 (13 %) 3 (3 %) 22 (21 %) 20 (19 %) 40 (38 %) 6 (6 %) 3.26 1.01 0–5 7
Limited to 1–2 items only 14 (14 %) 0 (0 %) 28 (27 %) 25 (24 %) 26 (25 %) 10 (10 %) 3.20 1.01 0–5 8
  1. The score mean (M), standard deviation (SD) and range (R) were calculated from ‘strongly disagree’ (1) to ‘strongly agree’ (5), excluding ‘don’t knows’