Volume 13, Issue 1 (5-2007)                   IJPCP 2007, 13(1): 29-33 | Back to browse issues page

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Taghva A, Mir-sepassi G R, Sadeghi M, Panaghi L, Ghalebandi M. Are Standardized Patients Able to Rate Performance of Psychiatric Residents in the Objective Structured Clinical Examination?. IJPCP. 2007; 13 (1) :29-33
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-138-en.html
1- , E-mail: drarsiataghva@irimc.org
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Objectives: This study aims to compare viewpoints of standardized patients (SPs) and consultant psychiatrists about the performance of volunteer residents in the first Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Iran.

Method: OSCE was hold with 9 stations and 8 SPs, in one day with attendance of 22 senior psychiatric residents. In each station two raters independently scored the residents based on a previously prepared checklist. SPs were three females and five males with the mean age of 27 years. In the end, viewpoints of consultant psychi-atrists and SPs on the performance of residents were compared.

Results: Beside three stations, no significant correlation between SPs’ and consultants’ opinions could be found in other stations.  SPs in the stations with significant correlation had higher level of educa-tion especially in the psychiatry-relevant fields.

Conclusion: Despite capabilities of the SPs, it is probably not reason- able to rely on their opinion as raters unless they have higher level of education.
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Type of Study: Original Research |
Received: 2007/07/21

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