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Student 4 Best Evidence as a Tool to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Competencies

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03707119
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2018
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Chiara Arienti, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus

Brief Summary:

Objective. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an educational program, based on Students 4 Best Evidence (S4BE) Blog, on Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) competencies (attitudes, knowledge and skills) through an EBP laboratory, in undergraduate students of Physiotherapy.

Design. An observational perspective study. Setting. Physiotherapy School of Italian University. Participants. 70 undergraduate physiotherapist students of the first year, of both genders, were included. Mean age was 20.48+/-3.20 years and 66% were male and 34% were female.

Interventions. The intervention consisted of the use of S4BE to teach EBP competence. The section S4BE "about" has been used to teach the EBP principles and their key steps and the section S4BE "topics" has been used to teach critical thinking and the clinical practice in rehabilitation for a total of 24 training hours.

Main Outcome Measure. The evidence-based practice questionnaire (EBP2Q) has been used to evaluate EBP attitude, knowledge and skills, at the start of laboratory (T0), after 24 training hours (T1) and after 3 months of clinical practice training (follow-up). Statistical analysis was performed with SPSS 17.0 An intra-group analysis has been conducted to verify the improvement during the time. Statistically significant was set at p<0.05.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Undergraduate Health Professional Students Other: Educational programme

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Actual Enrollment : 70 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 3 Months
Official Title: The Effectiveness of Student 4 Best Evidence as a Tool to Improve Evidence-Based Practice Competencies in Undergraduate Health Professional Students: a Pilot Study
Actual Study Start Date : January 15, 2018
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 30, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : June 15, 2018

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
S4BE
The intervention consisted of the use of Student 4 Best Evidence blog to teach EBP competence. The section S4BE "about" has been used to teach the EBP principles and their key steps and the section S4BE "topics" has been used to teach critical thinking and the clinical practice in rehabilitation for a total of 24 training hours.
Other: Educational programme
the health professional students were undergone to Student 4 Best Evidence blog, as a specific educational programme to learn EBP competencies.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evidence-based practice questionnaire (EBP2Q) [ Time Frame: Change from baseline EBP competencies at 24 training hours ]
    based on 6 domains to evaluate EBP attitude, knowledge and skills



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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
70 undergraduate physiotherapist students of the first year, of both genders, were included. Mean age was 20.48+/-3.20 years, 66% male.
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • undergraduate physiotherapist students of the first year
  • both genders

Exclusion Criteria:

  • N/A

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03707119


Locations
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Italy
Centro "E. Spalenza" - Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Rovato, Brescia, Italy, 25038
Sponsors and Collaborators
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Chiara Arienti, PhD Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Additional Information:

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Chiara Arienti, MSc and PhD(s), Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03707119    
Other Study ID Numbers: S4BE
First Posted: October 16, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: IPD are available in the archive of Rehabilitation Centre "E. Spalenza".

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Chiara Arienti, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus:
educational programme; EBP competencies; training;