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This assessment is typically performed at the end of the teaching placement and is based on the assessors’ recollection of the students’ performance.This kind of assessment has been shown to have poor validity and reliability.We understand that clinical and nurse testing, is an important and ongoing part of every clinician's job.We are proud to provide a trusted solution to make it easier for nurses and medical staff to demonstrate critical knowledge to ensure safety, confidentiality, and understanding.The inter-assessor reliability of the PEAT was calculated using Cronbach’s alpha.Statistical analysis was performed for continuous variables using the Student t-test.The PEAT had good or excellent internal consistency (α≥ 0.7) in 4/8 assessors (50%).
However, many UK medical schools do not conduct a formal summative assessment.
We designed a cross sectional study to obtain provisional data pertaining to the potential reliability, utility and validity of a new PEAT for use in undergraduate medical education.
The 60 study participants were divided into three groups of 20 according to their experience in performing gynaecological examination: (i) ‘novice student’ (defined as a medical student in week one of their O&G clinical placements); (ii) ‘experienced student’ (defined as a medical student having completed their five week clinical placement in O&G with signed-off competency to perform pelvic examination) and (iii) ‘competent practitioner’.
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