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Table 1 Descriptive statistics and initial scalability (Hi and standard error) for the Peer Physical Examination Questionnaire (PPEQ) items

From: A Mokken scale analysis of the peer physical examination questionnaire

PPEQ item Mean (SD) Median Hi (standard error)
1. In general, I feel comfortable when performing PPE on a colleague of mine 3.24 (0.72) 3 0.47 (0.03)
2. In general, I feel comfortable when a colleague performs PPE on me 3.18 (0.75) 3 0.47 (0.03)
3. I feel embarrassed if I am undressed for PPE in front of my group of colleaguesa 2.47 (1.11) 2 0.44 (0.03)
4. I feel embarrassed if I am undressed for PPE in front of my teacher or tutora 2.60 (1.10) 3 0.42 (0.03)
5. I am concerned of being a possible object of sexual interest during PPEa 3.33 (0.82) 4 0.26 (0.03)
6. I am concerned of experiencing possible sexual interest for my colleagues during PPEa 3.39 (0.83) 4 0.27 (0.04)
7. I am concerned of experiencing possible sexual interest for my teacher or tutor during PPEa 3.61 (0.72) 4 0.27 (0.05)
8. I feel comfortable when performing PPE on a colleague of my same sex 3.44 (0.67) 4 0.45 (0.04)
9. I feel comfortable when performing PPE on a colleague of the opposite sex than mine 3.21 (0.80) 3 0.48 (0.04)
10. I feel comfortable when PPE is performed on me by a colleague of my same sex 3.44 (0.63) 4 0.47 (0.03)
11. I feel comfortable when PPE is performed on me by a colleague of the opposite sex than mine 3.22 (0.76) 3 0.50 (0.03)
12. It is inappropriate to perform PPE on persons that will be my future colleaguesa 3.37 (0.93) 4 0.24 (0.05)
13. To perform PPE is an appropriate practice for the education of a medical doctor (osteopath) 3.69 (0.67) 4 0.34 (0.06)
14. To undergo PPE is an appropriate practice for the education of a medical doctor (osteopath) 3.73 (0.56) 4 0.40 (0.04)
15. In performing PPE I get useful feedback from my colleagues about my skill 3.70 (0.50) 4 0.44 (0.04)
16. It is a sign of professionalism as a student to accept to perform and undergo PPE 3.57 (0.66) 4 0.35 (0.04)
  1. aitems were rescored as per Consorti et al. [8]