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Authors Cohen E, Ononye C, Salud J, Kwan C, Salud L, Pugh C
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Journal Stud Health Technol Inform Volume: 184 Pages: 92-5
Publish Date 2013
PubMed ID 23400136

In prior studies, mannequin-based simulation training has been used to help decrease student anxiety toward intimate clinical examinations. Using time away as an independent variable, the aim of this study was to assess decay of clinical confidence for four procedural tasks that vary in procedural complexity. Clinical confidence with intimate examinations, after a standardized mannequin-based simulation curriculum, decays over time. This decay is noted after two months of time away. Longer periods of time away did not show increased differences. Copyright © 2017 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System