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Table 2 Mean scores (SD) on single items from the ACIR

From: Can we rely on simulated patients’ satisfaction with their consultation for assessing medical students’ communication skills? A cross-sectional study

ACIR item 1 = not present at all
2 = present to a small degree
3 = present to some degree
4 = mostlypresent
5 = present to a full degree
Mean
1. Organization 3.56 (0.90)
2. Timeline 3.45 (0.86)
3. Transitional utterances 2.85 (1.02)
4. Open questioning 3.39 (1.12)
5. Smooth progress 3.77 (1.01)
6. Avoid repetition 4.21 (1.07)
7. Summing up 3.21 (0.73)
8. Understandable language 4.24 (0.94)
9. Documentation 3.66 (0.70)
10. Eye contact 4.23 (0.93)
11. No interruption 4.32 (0.95)
12. Response to concerns 3.03 (1.10)
13. Feedback 3.15 (0.81)
14. Additional questions 2.56 (1.15)