Table 2.

Reasons for loss to follow-up (n/100 randomised participants (%))

ISS groupOSS group
Pre-MCQ test2 (2%)*1 (1%)*
Post-MCQ test2 (2%)*1 (1%)*
Salivary cortisol level at emergency caesarean section simulation2 (2%)*3 (3%)*†
Salivary cortisol level at postpartum haemorrhage simulation2 (2%)*2 (2%)*‡
STAI at emergency caesarean section simulation2 (2%)*1 (1%)*
STAI at postpartum haemorrhage simulation2 (2%)*2 (2%)*‡
CA at caesarean section simulation2 (2%)*1 (1%)*
CA at postpartum haemorrhage simulation2 (2%)*2 (2%)*‡
Evaluation questionnaire3 (3%)*§1 (1%)*
IMI4 (4%)*¶1 (1%)*
Pre-SAQ1 (1%)**4 (4%)*††
Post-SAQ5 (5%)*‡‡4 (4%)*‡‡
  • *Participants ill and did not participate (n=3).

  • †Two measurements were clear outliers. A re-evaluation of the data collection indicated that the two samples had most likely been swapped between two participants, which is why these measurements were excluded from all analyses (n=2).

  • ‡Since one participant was temporarily called away for clinical work, the cortisol measurement after the simulation in postpartum haemorrhage is lacking and he was unable to answer parts of the questionnaires (n=1).

  • §Questionnaires not returned (n=1).

  • ¶Questionnaires not returned (n=2).

  • **Of the individuals who did not participate due to illness (n=3), one filled out the pre SAQ anyhow.

  • ††For three participants, pre SAQ data were excluded because these participants were employed in other departments prior to participating in the training days; hence, their responses did not refer to the department in question (n=3).

  • ‡‡Questionnaires not returned (n=6).

  • CA, cognitive appraisal; IMI, Intrinsic Motivation Inventory; ISS, in situ simulation; MCQ, multiple choice question; OSS, off-site simulation; SAQ, Safety Attitudes Questionnaire; STAI, Stress-Trait Anxiety Inventory.