Making an impact beyond the Physical Therapy education space! The PhysioU team is very excited to present the latest research conducted by Dr. David Plutschack, OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CLT, CEASII and Dr. Nicole Kuhl, OTD, OTR/L, CBIS from Drake University on Student Perceptions of Replacing Textbooks with a Mobile Application in the Classroom. Below is the poster presentation that they have presented during the IOTA conference. For easy reading, we have formatted the poster into this blog post.
Dr. Plutschack is part of the PhysioU Medical Expert team and he is the author of the PhysioU: SplintingPro app.
HERE’s THE Summary OF THE STUDY
Preliminary program evaluation data supports the use of mobile and web-based apps in occupational therapy education
Survey results of two cohorts suggest Drake University OTD students prefer mobile applications over textbooks for splinting (orthotic fabrication), goniometry, and manual muscle testing education
Drake OTD students perceive mobile app develops clinical skills for goniometry, splinting, and MMT at a higher level compared to traditional textbooks
Technology including mobile apps and web- based content are favorable educational methods to increase deep learning, student compliance, and develop clinical skills
Further surveys need to be conducted with new cohorts to support implementation
Examine the use of mobile apps for development of occupational therapy clinical skills
Examine student perception of mobile and web- based apps compared to textbooks in occupational therapy education
Mobile app and web-based content targeted for occupational therapy and physical therapy students
Access from phone, tablet, and/or computer
Targets development of clinical skills including
evaluation and treatment
Topics include neuro exam, goniometry, manual muscle testing, splinting, transfers, assistive devices, and many more topics
Program evaluation surveys were sent to two cohorts of students
Mobile App Use in Healthcare Education
Briz-Ponce, Juanes-Mendez, Garcia-Penalvo, & Pereira (2016) found better statistical outcomes for learning anatomy using a mobile app compared to traditional classroom education
Increased ”learning motivation”, but inconclusive for clinical skills for nursing students (Lee, Min, Oh, & Shim, 2018)
Student Perception of App Use in Classroom
Preference with Cost Consideration
Photos of App Interface
Briz-Ponce, L., Juanes-Méndez, J., García-Peñalvo, A., & Pereira, F. (2016). Effects of Mobile Learning in Medical Education: A Counterfactual Evaluation. Journal of Medical Systems, 40(6), 1-6.
Lee, H., Min, H., Oh, S., & Shim, K. (2018). Mobile Technology in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A Systematic Review. Healthcare Informatics Research, 24(2), 97-108.
Wong, M., LeMoine, M., LeMoine, A., Yung, E. (2019). Physio U. [Mobile application software]. PhysioU.com
Dr. Plutschack and Dr. Kuhl developed this poster presentation while affiliated with PhysioU. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect PhysioU policy.