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Table 5 Results of EVA II in the scale ‘Social and communication competency’

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

No. Item Mean SD
1 I have gained confidence in patient communication. 5.02 1.46
2 I was able to apply and improve my anamnesis techniques. 4.14 1.52
3 I experienced how important it is for chronically ill people to be in a familiar and social environment. 3.91 1.98
4 I was able to improve my competence in dealing with patients. 5.19 1.34
5 I feel more confident when dealing with the fears of my patients. 4.69 1.45
6 My tolerance for the social environment of patients has improved. 4.90 1.70
7 Occasionally, patients entrusted me with things that my work shadowing dentist did not yet know. 2.23 1.65
8 I take the costs of my orders into consideration. 4.83 1.62
9 I have learned to recognise the expectations of my patients. 5.04 1.37
10 I feel more confident in holding patient discussions after the work shadowing period. 4.79 1.76
11 I have learned to recognise the social problems of my patients. 4.23 1.67
12 Patients increasingly also told me personal things. 3.92 1.84
13 I learned to deal with fearful patients (e.g. children) in a patient manner. 4.75 1.50
  Total rating 4.43 0.79
  1. 1 = ‘does not apply at all’, 2 = ‘does mostly not apply’, 3 = ‘does rather not apply’, 4 = ‘partially applies’, 5 = ‘rather applies’, 6 = ‘mostly applies’, 7 = ‘applies without limitation’