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Table 3 Change in confidence scores for each 6-day period during the 18-day placement

From: The influence of a full-time, immersive simulation-based clinical placement on physiotherapy student confidence during the transition to clinical practice

  Start End t value p value (2-tailed)
Days 1–6
 Communication score 9.05 16.23 − 29.56 0.001
 Assessment score 9.25 16.28 − 23.92 0.001
 Treatment score 7.10 11.75 − 22.61 0.001
 Hazard awareness score 6.73 12.45 − 21.86 0.001
 Total score 32.13 56.72 − 33.48 0.001
Days 7–12
 Communication score 8.73 15.93 − 24.67 0.001
 Assessment score 8.52 15.82 − 28.12 0.001
 Treatment score 6.88 11.73 − 22.29 0.001
 Hazard awareness score 6.55 12.42 − 19.25 0.001
 Total score 30.68 55.90 − 30.83 0.001
Days 13–18
 Communication score 9.15 16.46 − 21.68 0.001
 Assessment score 9.10 16.25 − 21.70 0.001
 Treatment score 6.88 11.91 − 21.95 0.001
 Hazard awareness score 6.80 12.80 − 19.03 0.001
 Total score 31.97 57.42 − 25.00 0.001