Title

Assessing simulation-based clinical training: comparing the concurrent validity of students' self-reported satisfaction and confidence measures against objective clinical examinations

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

BMJ Group

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

21223

Comments

Originally published as: Carter, O. B., Mills, B. W., Ross, N. P., Miles, A. K., Mould, J. M., & O'Brien, R. P. (2016). Assessing simulation-based clinical training: comparing the concurrent validity of students' self-reported satisfaction and confidence measures against objective clinical examinations. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 2(2), 30-34. Original article available here.

Abstract

Introduction: Simulation-based education (SBE) literature is replete with student satisfaction and confidence measures to infer educational outcomes. This research aims to test how well students’ satisfaction and confidence measures correlate with expert assessments of students’ improvements in competence following SBE activities. Methods: N=85 paramedic students (mean age 23.7 years, SD=6.5; 48.2% female) undertook a 3-day SBE workshop. Students’ baseline competence was assessed via practical scenario simulation assessments (PSSAs) administered by expert paramedics and confidence via a questionnaire. Postworkshop competence and confidence plus self-reported students’ satisfaction were remeasured. Results: PSSA scores increased significantly between baseline and post workshop (35.7%→53.4%, p

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