Main content

Effectiveness of Patient Simulations in Dietetic Education and Training

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Buchholz, Andrea
dc.contributor.advisor MacMartin, Clare
dc.contributor.author Vanderleest, Kaitlyn
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-13T16:39:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-13T16:39:14Z
dc.date.copyright 2019-05
dc.date.created 2019-05-01
dc.date.issued 2019-05-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/16074
dc.description.abstract Widely used in teaching various healthcare students, patient simulations are not common in dietetics education. This mixed-methods study investigated effectiveness of patient simulations in two courses (one undergraduate, one graduate) in 2016 and 2017 in Applied Human Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Nutrition students acted as dietitians, and theatre students as patients. 99.8% of undergraduate and 82.6% of graduate nutrition students agreed/strongly agreed that simulations enhanced learning and confidence. Undergraduate students’ competence scores related to physical assessment, patient education, and communication skills improved by 46.9%, and graduate students’ scores related to assessment, patient education, communication and counselling skills, by 27.9% (both p < 0.01). Thematic analysis of students’ written reflections and focus group data suggested simulations increased communication and assessment skills, confidence and self-efficacy. Simulation realism, student preparedness, observing, post-simulation debriefing and reflecting increased perceived simulation value. Strengths, limitations, and clinical and pedagogical implications of simulation are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Learning Enhancement Fund grant from the office of the Provost, University of Guelph. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject simulation en_US
dc.subject nutrition en_US
dc.subject dietetic en_US
dc.subject student en_US
dc.subject undergraduate en_US
dc.subject graduate en_US
dc.subject theatre en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject training en_US
dc.subject learning en_US
dc.subject confidence en_US
dc.subject effectiveness en_US
dc.subject competence en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of Patient Simulations in Dietetic Education and Training en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Science en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition en_US
dc.rights.license All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.


Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Vanderleest_Kaitlyn_201905_Msc.pdf 2.413Mb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record