[Adaptation and assessment of an online research methodology training course for nurses]

Reviriego E, Cidoncha MA, Asua J, Gagnon MP, De Lorenzo E, Garate L, González R, Mateos M
Record ID 32018000521
Original Title: Adaptación y evaluación de un programa de formación on-line en lectura crítica dirigido a profesionales de enfermería
Authors' objectives: To train nursing professionals from Osakidetza (Basque Health Service) in critical appraisal, in order to strengthen the relationship between research and healthcare practice, and foster permanent training.
Authors' results and conclusions: Three of the 50 professionals selected did not complete the course for different reasons. All the remaining 47 professionals completed and passed the course. In general, the knowledge questionnaire showed an improvement in the participants’ global score after the course. Furthermore, hypothesis contrasts showed statistically significant differences between the scores obtained before and after completion of the course. As regards the self-learning readiness scale, the response pattern to the questionnaire after the course was very similar to that observed in the preliminary questionnaire, with a slight increase in the percentage of people who chose the «totally agree» option being observed for the majority of questions, thus resulting in a decrease in the other options. In other words, it appears that participants feel they are more qualified or ready for self- learning after the course. With respect to the course satisfaction scale, the average score given was 7 out of 10. By way of discussion, we note that long-term strategies must be implemented to ensure that the knowledge acquired does not diminish and can be used in daily practice. The students’ comments make it clear that the theoretical content of the module needs to be increased, a discussion forum should be created and more high quality study examples should be provided. The impact that this project may have on the healthcare system and professionals includes providing research methodology tools, promoting a research culture in nursing professionals, and fostering critical thinking for scientific evidence-based decision-making.
Authors' methods: A prospective pre-post test study. The critical appraisal programme InfoCritique was translated and adapted. A sample of 50 nursing professionals with basic research knowledge were selected, along with three teachers to control and tutor the students online, thereby establishing the didactic strategies and assessment instruments for this training course. One such didactic strategy was a blog, which contained the contact details of the teaching team and coordinator, a didactic guide and presentation videos for the course. Two self-completed questionnaires, which were completed before and after the course in order to analyse three basic aspects, namely knowledge acquired, self-learning capacity and satisfaction, were used as assessment instruments.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Other
Country: Spain
MeSH Terms
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Nurses Instruction
  • Nursing Research
  • Research
  • Review Literature as Topic
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Evidence-Based Nursing
  • Quality Assessment
  • Critical Appraisal
  • Medicina Basada en la Evidencia
  • Enfermería Basada en la Evidencia
  • Evaluación Crítica
  • Evaluación de la Calidad
Organisation Name: Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: C/ Donostia – San Sebastián, 1 (Edificio Lakua II, 4ª planta) 01010 Vitoria - Gasteiz
Contact Name: Lorea Galnares-Cordero
Contact Email: lgalnares@bioef.eus
Copyright: Osteba (Basque Office for Health Technology Assessment) Health Department of the Basque Government
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