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Table 4 Results of EVA I: Main focusses and assessment of individual competencies

From: Work shadowing in dental teaching practices: evaluation results of a collaborative study between university and general dental practices

No. Competency A B C D E F
  CORE COMPETENCIES [%] Mean Mean Mean Mean SD Mean SD
1 Behaviour in the practice team 35.8 2.49 1.78 1.35 0.71* 0.61 0.43* 0.56
2 Behaviour towards patients 47.2 2.19 1.74 1.29 0.45* 0.56 0.46* 0.52
3 Dentist’s discussion techniques and anamnesis 35.8 2.93 1.99 1.75 0.94* 0.80 0.24* 0.56
4 Specialised knowledge in case reports 24.5 3.05 2.36 2.16 0.70* 0.57 0.20 0.52
5 Specialised knowledge in organisational matters 22.6 3.53 2.48 2.21 1.05* 0.61 0.27* 0.60
6 Specialised knowledge in accounting matters 26.4 4.64 3.47 3.21 1.17* 0.77 0.26 0.98
7 Specialised knowledge in personnel matters 13.2 3.96 3.06 2.60 0.90* 0.94 0.46* 0.96
8 Specialised knowledge in internal practice QM measures 18.9 4.27 3.46 2.88 0.81* 0.76 0.59* 0.80
9 Specialised knowledge in the patient admission process 15.1 2.95 2.30 2.05 0.64* 0.58 0.25* 0.46
10 Specialised knowledge in communication matters 17.0 2.75 2.14 1.80 0.61* 0.61 0.34* 0.71
11 Specialised knowledge in the management of emergencies 13.2 3.47 3.00 2.67 0.47* 0.70 0.33 0.77
12 Contents of the emergency kit 13.2 3.54 2.85 2.48 0.70* 0.82 0.38* 0.65
13 Awareness and acknowledgement of anamnesis and dental findings 34.0 2.50 1.97 1.73 0.53* 0.54 0.24* 0.47
14 Willingness to learn on own initiative and work independently 18.9 2.05 1.60 1.30 0.44* 0.71 0.29* 0.46
15 Composition of a case report 11.3 3.20 2.60 2.19 0.60* 0.66 0.39* 0.70
16 Behaviour in the communication with the dental laboratory 9.4 2.62 2.23 1.91 0.38* 0.50 0.32* 0.57
  ADDITIONAL COMPETENCIES         
1 Dental prophylaxis instruction 17.0 2.49 1.92 1.65 0.57* 0.57 0.26* 0.52
2 Scaling of calculus 15.1 2.53 1.69 1.58 0.83* 0.80 0.11 0.39
3 Restorative measures (non-adhesive) 9.4 2.57 2.21 1.97 0.36* 0.48 0.27 0.48
4 Restorative measures (adhesive) 30.2 2.48 1.87 1.77 0.61* 0.70 0.09 0.47
5 Restorative measures (indirect) 13.2 2.68 1.97 1.63 0.71* 0.73 0.34* 0.47
6 Endodontic measures 35.8 2.93 2.13 1.94 0.80* 0.71 0.19 0.59
  1. 1 = ‘excellent‘, 2 = ‘good‘, 3 = ‘satisfactory’, 4 = ‘sufficient’, 5 = ‘insufficient‘, 6 = ‘failed’, A = Frequency of the choice as main focus, B = Assessment of students prior to work shadowing, C = Assessment of students post work shadowing, D = Assessment by practicing dentist, E = Improvement (B-C), F = Difference between assessment by students - dentists (C-D), *p < .05.