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PAFMJ. 2015; 65(4): 548-552


LEARNING THE PELVIC EXAMINATION BY CLERKSHIP MEDICAL STUDENTS: EVALUATING SKILLS BY STANDARDIZED PATIENT MODEL

Saadia Sultana, Muhammad Nadim Akbar khan, Shumaila Sharif, Noor-Mah Khan*, Shamsun Nisa Sadia.

Abstract
Objective: To compare the effectiveness of training of pelvic examination (PE) of medical students on standardized patients (SPs) with the training on regular patients (RPs) during clinical rotations.
Study Design: A prospective controlled study.
Place and Duration of Study: Obs/Gynae Unit I and II, Pakistan Railway Teaching Hospital, Islamic International Medical College Rawalpindi; from April 1st, 2013 to December 31st , 2013.
Patients and Methods: The fifth year MBBS students, doing their clerkship in Obs/Gynae department were included in the study through simple random sampling (probabilistic sampling). Sixty seven medical students participated in the study. Group I comprised of 35 students who were trained on RPs. However 3 students of this group did not appear for assessment by OSCE so finally 32 students were left for OSCE assessment and data collection. Group II comprised of 35 students who were trained on SPs. After the completion of training, PE skills of both the groups were assessed through OSCE. The average assessment scores, technical skill scores, and communication skill scores of both the groups were calculated and standard deviation was obtained. After applying t-test, p-value was calculated. p-value less than 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.
Results: The OSCE based average assessment scores of combined modular examination of Group I and Group II was 6.0 and 7.7 respectively. The p-value was

Key words: Objective structured clinical examination, Pelvic examination, Standardized patients.



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