Development of a reliable multimedia, computer-based measure of clinical skills in bedside neurology.
PURPOSE: This study reports the development of reliable multimedia, computer-based measures of bedside neurology skills.
METHOD: A consortium of neurologists and medical educators (1) identified bedside skills and (2) created a computer-based test. Test-item stems were multimedia clips of standardized patients. Options appeared as text. Sixty-one junior medical students responded to these items.
RESULTS: The 77-item test yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.85. Subgroup item analysis resulted in reliability coefficients of 0.73 for the 20-question "pretest" (Test A) and 0.75 for the 20-question "posttest" (Test B).
CONCLUSION: Two sets of test items were developed that can be used as outcome measures in studies that assess the effectiveness of educational interventions in bedside neurology.
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Millos, R. T., Gordon, D. L., Issenberg, S. B., Reynolds, P. S., Lewis, S. L., McGaghie, W. C., & Petrusa, E. R. (2003). Development of a reliable multimedia, computer-based measure of clinical skills in bedside neurology. Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 78(10 Suppl), S52–S54. https://doi.org/10.1097/00001888-200310001-00017
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine