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Table 2 Comparison of medical students’ and simulated patients’ responses (% and 95 CI)

From: Comparison of self and simulated patient assessments of first-year medical students’ Interpersonal and Communication Skills (ICS) during Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)

Question Response Group P-value
Students (n = 75) Patients (n = 172)
Q1 Inadequate 0 4.1 (1.7, 8.2) 0.14
Good 9.3 (3.8, 18.3) 12.8 (8.2, 18.7)
Very Good 90.7 (81.7, 96.2) 83.1 (76.7, 99.4)
Q2 Inadequate 0 1.2 (0.1, 4.1) 0.61
Good 8.0 (3.0, 16.6) 9.3 (5.4, 14.7)
Very Good 92.0 (83.4, 97.0) 89.5 (84.0, 93.7)
Q3 Inadequate 4.0 (0.8, 11.2) 4.1 (1.7, 8.2) 0.99
Good 21.3 (12.7, 32.3) 20.9 (15.1, 27.8)
Very Good 74.7 (63.3, 84.0) 75.0 (67.8, 81.3)
Q4 Inadequate 0 5.2 (2.4, 9.7) 0.12
Good 13.3 (6.6, 23.2) 12.2 (7.7, 18.1)
Very Good 86.7 (76.8, 93.4) 82.6 (76.0, 87.9)
Q5 Inadequate 5.3 (1.5, 13.1) 23.3 (17.2, 30.3) < 0.002
Good 20.0 (11.6, 39.8) 22.1 (16.1,29.0)
Very Good 74.7 (63.3, 84.0) 54.7 (46.9, 62.2)