Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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