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Table 2 Identification of Mokken scales for the Peer Physical Examination Questionnaire (PPEQ) using the aisp function

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

  minvi size
PPEQ item 0.30 0.35 0.40 0.45 0.5
1. In general, I feel comfortable when performing PPE on a colleague of mine 1 1 1 1 1
2. In general, I feel comfortable when a colleague performs PPE on me 1 1 1 1 1
3. I feel embarrassed if I am undressed for PPE in front of my group of colleagues 1 1 1 1 1
4. I feel embarrassed if I am undressed for PPE in front of my teacher or tutor 1 1 1 1 1
5. I am concerned of being a possible object of sexual interest during PPE 1 2 2 2 2
6. I am concerned of experiencing possible sexual interest for my colleagues during PPE 2 2 2 2 2
7. I am concerned of experiencing possible sexual interest for my teacher or tutor during PPE 2 2 2 2 2
8. I feel comfortable when performing PPE on a colleague of my same sex 1 1 1 1 1
9. I feel comfortable when performing PPE on a colleague of the opposite sex than mine 1 1 1 1 1
10. I feel comfortable when PPE is performed on me by a colleague of my same sex 1 1 1 1 1
11. I feel comfortable when PPE is performed on me by a colleague of the opposite sex than mine 1 1 1 1 1
12. It is inappropriate to perform PPE on persons that will be my future colleagues x x x x x
13. To perform PPE is an appropriate practice for the education of a medical doctor (osteopath) 1 1 3 3 3
14. To undergo PPE is an appropriate practice for the education of a medical doctor (osteopath) 1 1 1 3 3
15. In performing PPE I get useful feedback from my colleagues about my skill 1 1 1 3 3
16. It is a sign of professionalism as a student to accept to perform and undergo PPE 1 1 3 3 3
  1. 1 = scale one, 2 = scale two, 3 = scale three