The effectiveness of mini-CEX assessment tool for clinical competency achievement in clinical practice among anesthesia trainee.
Objectives: To determine the efficacy of Mini-CEX in assessing clinical expertise of anesthesia trainee during examination at Anesthesia department of Multan Hospitals. Study Design: Prospective Observational Study. Setting: Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Ch. Pervez Ellahi Institute of Cardiology and Nishtar Hospital Multan. Period: From January 2017 to March 2019. Material & Methods: The design of study was prospective observational study having the post-test with control group only. The size of the sample was based upon 70 trainee anesthesia being divided into two further groups: 35 trainee anesthesia were included in the control group whereas 35 trainee were part of the intervention group. The analysis of data was done by Mann Whitney test and it was descriptive type of test. Results: The mean result of Preoperative examination skills among the intervention group was greater than the control group. The mean score of Preoperative examination competence in control group was 72.11±4.56, while the mean score of Preoperative examination competence in intervention group was 81.28±2.86. The mean score of anesthesia trainees towards satisfaction of control and intervention group was 5.37±0.38 and 8.95±0.64, respectively. While the mean score of evaluators towards satisfaction of control and intervention group was 6.24±0.53 and 8.04±0.52, respectively. The difference of clinical abilities was significant among the two groups having the p value 0.000 (p<0.05). Conclusion: Clinical expertise among anesthesia trainee was significantly ameliorated after the use of Mini-CEX program. It is therefore suggested for anesthesia trainers to use the Mini-CEX program in order to determine the clinical skills among students.