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Table 2 Correlation of global items to procedure-specific items, overall realism, value for training and assessment

From: Is that realistic? The development of a realism assessment questionnaire and its application in appraising three simulators for a gynaecology procedure

Subscales Correlation of global item to procedure-specific items Correlation of global and mean subscale scores to overall realism score
Subscale scores r = Global item for each subscale r = Mean subscale score r =
1. Appearance 0.87 0.76 0.80
2. Feel 0.90 0.85 0.85
3. Response to instruments 0.91 0.84 0.87
4. Accuracy 0.95 0.88 0.87
5. Action 0.97 0.76 0.76
6. Procedural steps 0.87 0.85 0.80
7. Vision 0.81 0.77 0.83
8. Setup 0.94 0.81 0.86
9. Perform procedure 0.94 0.92 0.86
Overall impression items Global item correlation to procedure-specific item for each score   
 Overall realism 0.95   
 Value for training 0.97   
 Value for assessment 0.97