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Table 2 Results from the Virtual patient design and curricular integration evaluation toolkit developed by Huwendiek and de Leng

From: Virtual patients versus small-group teaching in the training of oral and maxillofacial surgery: a randomized controlled trial

 123456MeanSD
Authenticity of patient encounter and the consultation
While working on this case, I felt I had to make the same decisions a doctor would make in real life.38810003.121.17
While working on this case, I felt I were the doctor caring for this patient.111138002.850.82
Professional approach in the consultation
While working through this case, I was actively engaged in gathering the information (e.g., history questions, physical exams, lab tests) I needed, to characterize the patient’s problem.461010303.061.15
While working through this case, I was actively engaged in revising my initial image of the patient’s problem as new information became available.241011513.481.16
While working through this case, I was actively engaged in creating a short summary of the patient’s problem using medical terms.6378903.331.43
While working through this case, I was actively engaged in thinking about which findings supported or refuted each diagnosis in my differential diagnosis.131013513.641.04
Coaching during consultation
I felt that the case was at the appropriate level of difficulty for my level of training.05914503.580.92
The questions I was asked while working through this case were helpful in enhancing my diagnostic reasoning in this case.013191004.150.70
The feedback I received was helpful in enhancing my diagnostic reasoning in this case.013171204.210.73
Learning effect of consultation
After completing this case, I feel better prepared to confirm a diagnosis and exclude differential diagnoses in a real life patient with this complaint.006121504.270.75
After completing this case I feel better prepared to care for a real life patient with this complaint.01815814.000.85
Overall judgment of case workup
Overall, working through this case was a worthwhile learning experience.002102104.580.6
Special strengths of the case:
Video footage illustrated investigation very closely; Individual speed; Well structured, detaileled; interesting cases; multimedia presentation, Clear structure; real pictures; Detailed explanation of the basics;
multiple editing possible, understandable, supported with images;
good portioning of content in “learning packages”
Special weaknesses of the case:
In the answers, the individual feedback should be shown directly; Staging and CT findings overstraining; processing time too short
  1. Significant results were marked in boldface