Fear of causing harm: Use of mannequin-based simulation to decrease student anxiety prior to interacting with female teaching associates

Carla M. Pugh, Eniola Obadina, Kofi A. Aidoo

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Background: There is a paucity of research assessing the potential benefits of mannequin trainers when preparing students to interact with teaching associates. Purpose: The goal of this study was to better understand the effects of mannequin-based simulators on student comfort toward learning specific aspects of the clinical female pelvic exam. Methods: First-year medical students (N=344) were surveyed before and after a mannequin-basedsimulation curriculum to assess their comfort levels toward learning the female pelvic exam. Results: Causing harm was the top cause of student anxiety toward learning the pelvic exam. Although the mannequin-based simulation curriculum was effective in significantly increasing (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalTeaching and Learning in Medicine
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Fear of causing harm : Use of mannequin-based simulation to decrease student anxiety prior to interacting with female teaching associates. / Pugh, Carla M.; Obadina, Eniola; Aidoo, Kofi A.

In: Teaching and Learning in Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 2, 04.2009, p. 116-120.

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