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Table 4 Changes in nursing competency, stress, confidence in professional competence, and nurses’ satisfaction between the beginning and end of the studya

From: The objective structured clinical examination as an assessment strategy for clinical competence in novice nursing practitioners in Taiwan

Variables are expressed as mean score ± standard deviation Initial-OSCE Post-OSCE p
Competency 57.44 ± 5.91 61.38 ± 8.34 0.001
Medical history taking 11.75 ± 3.16 11.84 ± 3.11  
Complete physical examination 9.53 ± 2.87 9.71 ± 2.91  
Interpersonal communication, 5.47 ± 1.37 5.47 ± 1.32  
Problem-directed management 9.45 ± 3.35 12.20 ± 3.86  
Required procedure skills 21.24 ± 4.32 22.16 ± 4.21  
Stress 26.76 ± 7.63 25.60 ± 4.42 0.002
Confidence in professional competence 11.78 ± 1.99 13.00 ± 2.70 0.013
Nurses’ satisfaction 11.95 ± 2.47 13.04 ± 3.20 < 0.001
  1. a Initial-OSCE, beginning of the study; Post-OSCE, end of the study