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>Journals >Archivos en Medicina Familiar >Year 2006, Issue 3


León-Castañeda MEP, Ortiz-Montalvo A, Petra-Micu I, Ortega-Gómez JL
Practical Phase of the Professional Exam: Student-Opinion Questionnaire Validation.
Arch Med Fam 2006; 8 (3)

Language: Español
References: 11
Page: 183-190
PDF: 77.53 Kb.


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ABSTRACT

Objective. Our aim was to validate a questionnaire in order to know student opinion concerning the professional examination’s practical phase for the Surgical Physician Major at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México’s (UNAM’S) Faculty of Medicine. Design. We carried out a descriptive transversal study. Materials and Methods. A group of professors defined the categories and the 27 indicators for structuring the questionnaire. Another two groups of professors performed the questionnaire’s face validity and analyzed its clarity. The instrument was applied to 292 students on concluding their previously mentioned examination. Factorial analysis was conducted with Varimax rotation, and we calculated general internal consistency and consistency-by-factor. Reactives with a factorial index of p › 0.50 were accepted. Results. The questionnaire finally comprised 20 items that made up four factors. General Cronbach alpha was 0.87; byfactor score was 0.67, 0.86, 0.87, and 0.84 for teachers, student, patient, and examination logistics factors, which explain 62.8% of the general variance. Conclusions. The factors reflect the essential components of the Real-Patient Integral Clinical Examination; this will allow the examination coordinators to evaluate the process and its parts integrally. It will be useful to modify strategies, provide feedback to the examiners, and increase the reliability of this evaluation format.


Key words: Education, Teaching, Medical students.


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