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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453189/evaluating-the-care4carer-blended-care-intervention-for-partners-of-patients-with-acquired-brain-injury-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vincent Cm Cox, Vera Pm Schepers, Marjolijn Ketelaar, Caroline M van Heugten, Johanna Ma Visser-Meily
BACKGROUND: Support programs for partners of patients with acquired brain injury are necessary since these partners experience several unfavorable consequences of caregiving, such as a high burden, emotional distress, and poor quality of life. Evidence-based support strategies that can be included in these support programs are psychoeducation, skill building, problem solving, and improving feelings of mastery. A promising approach would seem to be to combine web-based support with face-to-face consultations, creating a blended care intervention...
February 16, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451862/neonatal-resuscitation-experience-curves-simulation-based-mastery-learning-booster-sessions-and-skill-decay-patterns-among-pediatric-residents
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Heideh H Matterson, Demian Szyld, Brad R Green, Heather B Howell, Martin V Pusic, Pradeep V Mally, Sean M Bailey
BACKGROUND: Following neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) training, decay in clinical skills can occur. Simulation-based deliberate practice (SBDP) has been shown to maintain NRP skills to a variable extent. Our study objectives were (a) to determine whether a single 30 min simulation-based intervention that incorporates SBDP and mastery learning (ML) can effectively restore skills and prevent skill decay and (b) to compare different timing options. METHODS: Following NRP certification, pediatric residents were randomly assigned to receive a video-recorded baseline assessment plus SBDP-ML refresher education at between 6 and 9 months (early) or between 9 and 12 months (late)...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450688/capsule-commentary-on-robinson-et-al-a-randomized-trial-on-the-efficacy-of-mastery-learning-on-primary-care-providers-melanoma-opportunistic-screening-skills-and-practice
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Ambarish M Athavale
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431462/investigating-and-explaining-the-effects-of-successive-relearning-on-long-term-retention
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Katherine A Rawson, Kalif E Vaughn, Matthew Walsh, John Dunlosky
Research on techniques for enhancing long-term retention has focused almost exclusively on single-session learning conditions. However, even the most potent initial learning manipulations typically do not yield retention levels sufficient for successful performance in many real-world contexts. In contrast, successive relearning (i.e., practicing to some level of mastery in multiple learning sessions) is a promising technique for enhancing long-term retention, but surprisingly few studies have been conducted to date...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Applied
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404948/a-randomized-trial-on-the-efficacy-of-mastery-learning-for-primary-care-provider-melanoma-opportunistic-screening-skills-and-practice
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June K Robinson, Namita Jain, Ashfaq A Marghoob, William McGaghie, Michael MacLean, Pedram Gerami, Brittney Hultgren, Rob Turrisi, Kimberly Mallett, Gary J Martin
BACKGROUND: Early detection of melanoma represents an opportunity to reduce the burden of disease among people at increased risk for melanoma. OBJECTIVE: To develop and demonstrate the efficacy of online training. DESIGN: Randomized educational trial. PARTICIPANTS: Primary care providers (PCPs). INTERVENTION: Mastery learning course with visual and dermoscopic assessment, diagnosis and management, and deliberate practice with feedback to reach a minimum passing standard...
February 5, 2018: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29401332/augmenting-fellow-education-through-spaced-multiple-choice-questions
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Alice E Barsoumian, Heather C Yun
Background: The San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium Infectious Disease Fellowship program historically included a monthly short-answer and multiple-choice quiz. The intent was to ensure medical knowledge in relevant content areas that may not be addressed through clinical rotations, such as operationally relevant infectious disease. After completion, it was discussed in a small group with faculty. Over time, faculty noted increasing dissatisfaction with the activity...
January 1, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29400605/comparing-the-effectiveness-of-virtual-reality-and-video-modelling-as-an-intervention-strategy-for-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-brief-report
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Emily Fitzgerald, Hui Kee Yap, Charlotte Ashton, Dennis W Moore, Brett Furlonger, Angelika Anderson, Richard Kickbush, James Donald, Margherita Busacca, Derek L English
The increasing numbers of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has foreshadowed a greater need for effective intervention procedures to aid learning. PURPOSE: This study compared the effectiveness of video modelling (VM) and virtual reality (VR) for teaching adults with ASD. METHODS: Using an alternating treatments design without baseline two participants completed paper folding projects of varying difficulty following exposure to either VM or VR task modelling...
February 5, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393042/assessment-and-learning-of-ultrasound-skills-in-obstetrics-gynecology%C3%A2
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Martin Grønnebæk Tolsgaard
Ultrasound is a core skill in obstetrics-gynecology, but is highly operator-dependent. The evidence supporting the use of different methods for assessment and training of ultrasound skills was examined from different perspectives through a series of explorative and experimental studies.
We found that ultrasound performance of trainees in obstetrics-gynecology depended on a combination of motor skills, visual skills, and cognitive skills. We then established international multispecialty consensus on an assessment instrument designed to evaluate ultrasound skills...
February 2018: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392718/simulation-based-point-of-care-ultrasound-training-a-matter-of-competency-rather-than-volume
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J K Jensen, L Dyre, M E Jørgensen, L A Andreasen, M G Tolsgaard
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasonography plays an increasingly important role in the initial resuscitation of critically ill patients but acquisition of the skill is associated with long learning curves. The skills required to perform ultrasound examinations can be practiced in a simulated setting before being performed on actual patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the learning curves for novices training the FAST protocol on a virtual-reality simulator. METHODS: Ultrasound novices (N = 25) were instructed to complete a FAST training program on a virtual-reality ultrasound simulator...
February 1, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29373384/learning-theory-foundations-of-simulation-based-mastery-learning
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William C McGaghie, Ilene B Harris
Simulation-based mastery learning (SBML), like all education interventions, has learning theory foundations. Recognition and comprehension of SBML learning theory foundations are essential for thoughtful education program development, research, and scholarship. We begin with a description of SBML followed by a section on the importance of learning theory foundations to shape and direct SBML education and research. We then discuss three principal learning theory conceptual frameworks that are associated with SBML-behavioral, constructivist, social cognitive-and their contributions to SBML thought and practice...
January 25, 2018: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29369087/evaluation-apprehension-and-impression-management-in-clinical-medical-education
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William C McGaghie
Historically, clinical medical education has relied on subjective evaluations of students and residents to judge their clinical competence. The uncertainty associated with these subjective clinical evaluations has produced evaluation apprehension among learners and attempts to manage one's professional persona (impression management) among peers and supervisors. Such behavior has been documented from antiquity through the Middle Ages to the present, including in two new qualitative studies in this issue of Academic Medicine on the social psychology of clinical medical education...
January 23, 2018: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350063/a-qualitative-interview-study-of-people-living-with-well-controlled-type-1-diabetes
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Debbie M Smith, Peter J Donnelly, John Howe, Terry Mumford, Alan Campbell, Angela Ruddock, Stephanie Tierney, Alison Wearden
OBJECTIVE: While many people with Type 1 diabetes find it difficult to achieve recommended blood glucose levels, a minority do achieve good control. Our study was conceived by patient and public (PP) partners and sought to learn about experiences of people living with well-controlled diabetes. DESIGN: A collaboration between academic health psychologists and five PP partners with experience of diabetes, who were trained to conduct and analyse semi-structured interviews...
January 19, 2018: Psychology & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323412/microsystems-of-recovery-in-homeless-services-the-influence-of%C3%A2-service-provider-values-on-service-users-recovery-experiences
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Rachel M Manning, Ronni Michelle Greenwood
There is still much to learn about how aspects of the ecology of homelessness shape homeless adults' recovery experiences. In the present mixed-methods study, the relationship of service providers' work-related values to their service users' recovery experiences in the microsystem of homelessness were examined. Service providers completed semi-structured qualitative interviews about their service users, daily work activities, and work-related goals. At three time points, their service users completed quantitative measures of choice, mastery, and recovery in four life domains: physical health, psychiatric symptoms, substance use, and community integration...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Community Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297720/exploring-patient-experiences-of-participating-in-a-group-exercise-class-for-the-management-of-nonspecific-shoulder-pain-a-qualitative-study
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Eva Barrett, Amy Hayes, Mags Kelleher, Carmela Conroy, Katie Robinson, Kieran O'Sullivan, Karen McCreesh
OBJECTIVE: Recent evidence has demonstrated that group-based physiotherapy interventions for musculoskeletal pain can have similar clinical outcomes compared to one-to-one treatment. This study qualitatively explored the experiences of individuals who participated in a physiotherapist-led group exercise class for people with nonspecific shoulder pain (NSSP). METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were carried out with 23 people with NSSP, who had recently participated in a 6-week structured exercise class...
January 3, 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238314/computational-psychometrics-for-the-measurement-of-collaborative-problem-solving-skills
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Stephen T Polyak, Alina A von Davier, Kurt Peterschmidt
This paper describes a psychometrically-based approach to the measurement of collaborative problem solving skills, by mining and classifying behavioral data both in real-time and in post-game analyses. The data were collected from a sample of middle school children who interacted with a game-like, online simulation of collaborative problem solving tasks. In this simulation, a user is required to collaborate with a virtual agent to solve a series of tasks within a first-person maze environment. The tasks were developed following the psychometric principles of Evidence Centered Design (ECD) and are aligned with the Holistic Framework developed by ACT...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233276/comparison-of-long-term-knowledge-retention-in-lecture-based-versus-flipped-team-based-learning-course-delivery
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Catherine Taglieri, David Schnee, Lana Dvorkin Camiel, Kathy Zaiken, Amee Mistry, Stefanie Nigro, Gary Tataronis, Dhiren Patel, Susan Jacobson, Jennifer Goldman
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether team based learning (TBL) is superior to traditional lecture -based learning in confidence and knowledge retention one year later. DESIGN: A survey was administered 17 months after a completion of a required over-the-counter /self-care (OTC) course to two different cohorts of students. The survey assessed confidence and knowledge related to OTC topics. The lecture group had a traditional lecture based classroom experience; the intervention group experienced a TBL format throughout the entire course...
May 2017: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226237/competency-based-postgraduate-medical-education-past-present-and-future
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Olle Ten Cate
Since the turn of the twenty-first century, competency-based medical education (CBME) has become a dominant approach to postgraduate medical education in many countries. CBME has a history dating back half a century and is rooted in general educational approaches such as outcome-based education and mastery learning. Despite controversies around the terminology and the CBME approach, important national medical regulatory bodies in Canada, the United States, and other countries have embraced CBME. CBME can be characterized as having two distinct features: a focus on specific domains of competence, and a relative independence of time in training, making it an individualized approach that is particularly applicable in workplace training...
2017: GMS Journal for Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211021/challenging-notions-of-academic-entitlement-and-its-rise-among-liberal-arts-college-students
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Debra Lemke, Jeff Marx, Lauren Dundes
To assess academic entitlement, we employed a repeated cross-sectional design to compare survey data from two systematic random samples collected eight years apart, in 2009 (n = 225) and 2017 (n = 159), at a small, private, mid-Atlantic liberal arts college. According to an entitlement scale (based on Greenberger et al., 2008), students were less likely to be entitled in 2017 (27%) than in 2009 (41%) (p = 0.02). In 2009, a higher proportion of males than females felt entitled (50% versus 34%, p = 0.05), a sex difference that disappeared by 2017...
December 6, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205624/fundamental-movement-skills-and-balance-of-children-with-down-syndrome
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C M Capio, T C T Mak, M A Tse, R S W Masters
BACKGROUND: Conclusive evidence supports the importance of fundamental movement skills (FMS) proficiency in promoting physical activity and countering obesity. In children with Down Syndrome (DS), FMS development is delayed, which has been suggested to be associated with balance deficits. This study therefore examined the relationship between FMS proficiency and balance ability in children with DS, with the aim of contributing evidence to programmes that address FMS delay. METHODS: Participants consisted of 20 children with DS (7...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Intellectual Disability Research: JIDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200445/establishing-the-validity-and-reliability-evidence-of-preceptor-assessment-of-student-tool
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Lili Zhou, Abdulaali R Almutairi, Nimer S Alsaid, Terri L Warholak, Janet Cooley
Objective. To evaluate the validity and reliability evidence of the preceptor assessment of student tool (PAST) which was designed to assess doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) student rotation performance. Methods. Evaluation data were loaded into WINSTEPS software to conduct a Rasch rating scale analysis. Validity evidence was examined from construct and content validity perspectives, and reliability was assessed via student and item separation index and reliability coefficient. Data from 435 observations were included in the analysis...
October 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
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