Table 1

Pre-Q 1 (2003–2006): healthcare professionals’ perceptions of planned obstetric training and of unannounced in situ simulation (ISS) (referred to as ‘unannounced drill’ in the questionnaires’) before implementation of ISS

Planned multiprofessional obstetric training is a good ideaMandatory planned multiprofessional obstetric training is a good ideaUnannounced drills in obstetric emergencies are a good ideaUnannounced drills in obstetric emergencies are stressful and unpleasantUnannounced drills in obstetric emergencies are instructive and educational
Strongly disagree1 (1%)1 (1%)1 (1%)27 (14%)1 (1%)
Disagree3 (1%)3 (1%)16 (8%)75 (38%)10 (5%)
Uncertain02 (1%)42 (21%)45 (23%)34 (17%)
Agree31 (15%)36 (18%)55 (28%)41 (21%)69 (35%)
Strongly agree167 (83%)159 (79%)82 (42%)11 (6%)84 (42%)
Total (%)202 (100%)201 (100%)196 (100%)199 (101%)198 (100%)
Non-responders18/220 (8%)19/220 (9%)24/220 (11%)21/220 (10%)22/220 (10%)
  • Responses were rated on a five-point Likert scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The questionnaire statements are shown in bold.