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Table 2 Questionnaire data on student attitudes and experience

From: Post graduate clinical placements: evaluating benefits and challenges with a mixed methods cross sectional design

Attitudes at enrolment Placement evaluation questionnaire Scale to assess therapeutic relationship
2012/13 cohort, N = 58 2010/11 cohort, N = 20 (63 % of completers) 2010/11 cohort, N = 20 (63 % of completers)
  Not important (1–3) Somewhat (4–6) Important (7–10)   Disagree (1–2) Neutral (3) Agree (4–5)   Disagree (1–2) Neutral (3) Agree (4–5)
Placement important in course choice 13 (22 %) 9 (15 %) 36 (62 %) Pleasant learning experience 2 3 15 We got along well 1 1 18
Clinical experience before finishing 3 (5 %) 8 (14 %) 47 (81 %) I felt well prepared 2 6 12 We shared good rapport 1 1 18
  Disagree (1–2) Neutral (3) Agree (4–5) Met my objectives 2 5 13 I listened to patients 1 0 19
Placements as reason for course choice 15 (26 %) 7 (12 %) 36 (62 %) Placement assisted learning 2 6 12 Patient rejected me 16 2 2
     Enhanced clinical skills 5 3 12 Shared a good relationship 1 1 18
     Supported professional growth 2 3 15 I felt inferior to patient 16 2 2
     Adequate instruction 4 4 12 We shared similar expectations 2 13 5
     Expected at venue 1 6 13 I was supportive of my patient 0 2 18
     Staff willing to assist 2 4 14 Difficult to empathize 14 4 2
     Feel confident working there 1 5 14 We were open with each other 0 10 10
     Many learning opportunities 3 4 13 Could take patient’s perspective 1 3 16
     Experience would benefit others 1 2 17 We shared trusting relationship 1 8 11