Do objective measures of communication predict clinical performance? - Application in acute care trauma simulation

Yuhao Peng, Nicholas E. Anton, Jackie Cha, Tomoko Mizota, Julie M. Hennings, Ryan Stambro, Megan A. Rendina, Katie Stanton, Dimitrios Stefanidis, Denny Yu

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Abstract

Effective communication in healthcare is critical for effective patient care. This study explored communication in an acute care team simulation where medical students were asked to perform as the physician in charge to manage pre- and post-operative patients. Students' speech was analyzed to determine differences according to communication receiver (i.e., student to nurse, student to patient). Statistical analyses revealed that speech ratio, speech intensity, and number of questions students asked to the nurse or patient were significantly different between communication receivers (p<0.05). Furthermore, communications initiated by student to nurse contributed 34% of the total time, and 31% from student to patient. Lastly, students spoke 3% higher volume to patient than to nurse, 20% more questions were asked to nurse than to patient. Findings indicated an overall positive relationship between measured audio variables and performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
PublisherHuman Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages588-592
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510889538
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2018Oct 5 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume1
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period10/1/1810/5/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Peng, Y., Anton, N. E., Cha, J., Mizota, T., Hennings, J. M., Stambro, R., Rendina, M. A., Stanton, K., Stefanidis, D., & Yu, D. (2018). Do objective measures of communication predict clinical performance? - Application in acute care trauma simulation. In 62nd Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, HFES 2018 (pp. 588-592). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 1). Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Inc..