FAIR_OSCE – Feedback structure for assessment of interactive roleplay in Objective Structured Clinical Exams

Brem, Beate; Richter, Cornelia Sabine; Schnabel, Kai (12 September 2014). FAIR_OSCE – Feedback structure for assessment of interactive roleplay in Objective Structured Clinical Exams (Unpublished). In: 4th Swiss Conference on Standardized Patients and Simulation in Health Care. Bern, Switzerland. 10.-12.09.2014.

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Introduction Since the quality of patient portrayal of standardized patients (SPs) during an Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) has a major impact on the reliability and validity of the exam, quality control should be initiated. Literature about quality control of SPs’ performance focuses on feedback [1, 2] or completion of checklists [3, 4]. Since we did not find a published instrument meeting our needs for the assessment of patient portrayal, we developed such an instrument after being inspired by others [5] and used it in our high-stakes exam. Project description SP trainers from five medical faculties collected and prioritized quality criteria for patient portrayal. Items were revised twice, based on experiences during OSCEs. The final instrument contains 14 criteria for acting (i.e. adequate verbal and non-verbal expression) and standardization (i.e. verbatim delivery of the first sentence). All partners used the instrument during a high-stakes OSCE. SPs and trainers were introduced to the instrument. The tool was used in training (more than 100 observations) and during the exam (more than 250 observations). Outcome High quality of SPs’ patient portrayal during the exam was documented. More than 90% of SP performances were rated to be completely correct or sufficient. An increase in quality of performance between training and exam was noted. For example, the rate of completely correct reaction in medical tests increased from 88% to 95%. Together with 4% of sufficient performances these 95% add up to 99% of the reactions in medical tests meeting the standards of the exam. SP educators using the instrument reported an augmentation of SPs’ performance induced by the use of the instrument. Disadvantages mentioned were the high concentration needed to observe all criteria and the cumbersome handling of the paper-based forms. Discussion We were able to document a very high quality of SP performance in our exam. The data also indicates that our training is effective. We believe that the high concentration needed using the instrument is well invested, considering the observed enhancement of performance. The development of an iPad-based application for the form is planned to address the cumbersome handling of the paper.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute for Medical Education > Education and Media Unit (AUM)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute for Medical Education

UniBE Contributor:

Brem, Beate; Richter, Cornelia Sabine and Schnabel, Kai

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beate Brem

Date Deposited:

16 Mar 2015 14:05

Last Modified:

16 Mar 2015 14:05

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.64811

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/64811

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