High-Fidelity in Urgency-Emergency Simulation: validation of a tool to determine the satisfaction of participants

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Diletta Calamassi
Tiziana Nannelli
Andrea Guazzini
Stefano Bambi
Giampaola Gioachin
Riccardo Pini
Laura Rasero


High-Fidelity Simulation, emergency, satisfaction, validation


Background and aim of the work: In literature there are some tools to measure the satisfaction level related to high-fidelity simulation experience. This paper reports the construction and validation of a specific unique questionnaire in Italian (SESAF - Satisfaction of High-Fidelity Simulation Experience). Methods: After having reviewed various tools available in literature, and conducted some focus groups with high-fidelity simulation experts, the authors produced the SESAF tool. It was administered to 237 Physicians and nurses participated in high-fidelity simulation of emergency codes. Results: The factorial solution included 7 factors explaining the 71.65% of the total variance. Cronbach Alpha, reported an excellent reliability (0.97). Conclusions: SESAF can make comparable the satisfaction levels of HFS trainees among various centers.


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