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Table 3 Survey results

From: A communication-focused curriculum for dental students – an experiential training approach

Item M SD
1.) How much interest did you have initially to participate in the course? 1.69 .79
2.) Did the course increase your interest in the subject matter? 1.46 .79
3.) Has the course helped you develop more confidence in your communication skills? 1.69 .79
4.) How helpful did you find the practical exercises? 1.59 .76
5.) How much have you learned about patient-centered communication? 1.68 .83
6.) How helpful did you find the exercises with simulation patients? 1.35 .55
7.) How relevant would you rate this course for a later physician/dentist – patient interaction? 1.65 .79
8.) Was the trainer sensitive to student needs and concerns? 1.15 .53
9.) Was a good balance of student participation and trainer contribution achieved? 1.19 .55
10.) On a scale from 1 (very good) to 5 (very bad), how would you rate the course overall? 1.69 .69
  1. Scale: 1 (very much) to 5 (not much at all); M mean, SD standard deviation