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Table 1 Students’ views on the new assignment (N = 30) (Scale 1–5; 1 = Totally disagree; 5 = Totally agree)

From: Design and evaluation of a learning assignment in the undergraduate medical curricula on the four dimensions of care: a mixed method study

  Question Mean score (SD)
Authentic task The assignment gave me more insight into the influence of the four dimensions on the care (to be) provided. 3.27 (0.77)
  The content of the assignment was in keeping with my prior knowledge and skills. 4.03 (0.67)
  The assignment encouraged me to think about my future role as a physician. 3.50 (0.82)
  I found it instructive to interview a real patient. 3.80 (0.93)
Four dimensions I dared to discuss the four dimensions of care with the patient. 4.20 (0.55)
  I talked to the patient about the physical dimension. 4.40 (0.86)
  I talked to the patient about the psychological dimension. 4.57 (0.56)
  I talked to the patient about the social dimension. 4.63 (0.49)
  I talked to the patient about the spiritual dimension. 3.43 (1.19)
Peer feedback I found it instructive to give peer feedback. 3.13 (0.68)
  I found it instructive to receive peer feedback. 3.40 (0.72)
  I trust the peer feedback I received from my fellow students. 4.27 (0.69)
  I found it useful to read the reports by my fellow students. 3.73 (0.64)
Reflection I found it instructive to write the interview report. 3.20 (0.81)
  I found it instructive to discuss my interview with the patient in the group. 4.00 (0.70)
  I learned a lot from the “4D interview” assignment. 3.40 (0.81)