Psychometric properties of an integrated assessment of technical and communication skills
Vicki R LeBlanc, Diana Tabak, Roger Kneebone, Debra Nestel, Helen MacRae, Carol-Anne Moulton
The American Journal of Surgery | EXCERPTA MEDICA INC-ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2009
PURPOSE: The Integrated Procedural Performance Instrument (IPPI) consists of clinical scenarios in which bench-top models are positioned to simulated patients. Trainees are required to perform technical skills while engaging with the patient. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an IPPI format examination could discriminate between different levels of trainees. METHODS: Sixteen fourth-year medical students and 16 first-year surgery residents participated in 4 IPPI scenarios. Videotaped performances were scored by 2 blinded independent clinician raters on previously validated instruments: checklist of technical skills, Global Rating Scale of technical skills, and communication s..View full abstract
This study was graciously funded by a research grant from the Medical Council of Canada.