Table 2

Confidence and orientation adequacy scores preintervention and postintervention

ScaleItemPre-SIM mean (SD)Post-SIM mean (SD)nz or t (df)Significance pEffect size
Confidence
subscale
Minor: GP4.02 (0.74)4.16 (0.58)75−1.54.124r =0.18
Minor: OP3.71 (0.92)4.09 (0.64)76−3.47.001r =0. 40
Acute: SSU3.71 (0.93)4.06 (0.66)77−3.06.002r=0. 35
Severe: ward3.64 (0.97)3.95 (0.77)78−2.60.009r=0. 29
Severe: transfer3.39 (1.01)3.59 (0.87)77−2.20.028r=0. 25
Acute: radiology3.64 (0.82)3.86 (0.72)78−1.95.052r=0. 22
Resuscitation: retrieval3.28 (0.99)3.53 (0.94)77−2.12.034r=0. 24
MET call3.18 (1.01)3.61 (0.77)78−3.19.001r=0. 36
Sum score28.8 (6.3)30.8 (4.6)73−3.61 (72).001Eta2=0.08
Orientation adequacy subscalePhysical2.77 (1.23)3.40 (0.96)80−3.84<0.001r=0.42
Equipment2.74 (2.46)2.98 (1.04)81−4.36<0.001r=0.49
Policy and procedures2.47 (1.01)2.82 (0.89)82−3.27.001r=0.36
Team2.95 (1.17)3.33 (1.02)82−2.92.004r=0.32
Sum score10.6 (3.9)12.5 (3.2)78−4.83 (77)<0.001Eta2=0.13
Overall score39.1 (8.1)43.2 (6.2)71−5.33 (70)<0.001Eta2=0.17
  • GP, general practitioner; MET, medical emergency team; OP, outpatient; SIM, simulation exercise; SSU, short stay unit.