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Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra

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RODRIGUEZ-DIEZ, M.C. et al. Confidence assessment among medical students trained with an obstetric simulator. Anales Sis San Navarra [online]. 2013, vol.36, n.2, pp.275-280. ISSN 1137-6627.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1137-66272013000200010.

Background. To determine the degree of confidence of students regarding obstetric examination before and after training with simulators, and assess their satisfaction with the use of simulation as a tool for acquiring skills. Methods. Training groups involved 10 students per lecturer. Students learned how to perform Leopold´s manoeuvres and measure uterine height with a simulator. The instructor supervised each physical exam. Surveys by those students who had previously done an internship at the Department of Obstetric & Gynecology were not taken into account. Results. Students´ confidence in performing the procedures improved significantly (p≤0.001) after the intervention. Conclusions. Simulator training improved the medical students´ confidence in performing obstetric exam.

Keywords : Medical school students; Clinical skills; Obstetric exam; Learning by simulation; Medical education.

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