E-learning communication skills training for physiotherapy students: A two phased sequential mixed methods study.

Soundy, Andy, Hemmings, Laura, Gardiner, Lucy, Rosewilliam, Sheeba, Heneghan, Nicola R, Cronin, Katie and Reid, Kate (2021) E-learning communication skills training for physiotherapy students: A two phased sequential mixed methods study. Patient education and counseling. ISSN 1873-5134.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Test whether a single e-learning session can improve empathy and communication across pre-registration and postgraduate physiotherapy students.

METHODS

Design: Two-phase sequential mixed methods study. Phase 1: Pilot randomised control trial. Phase 2: Qualitative study using interpretive phenomenological analysis.

SAMPLING

A purposive sample for both phases.

OUTCOME MEASURES

Phase 1: At baseline, post and 6-week follow up. Demographics.

PRIMARY OUTCOME

Inter-personal Reactivity Index (IRI). Phase 2: Demographics and interview schedule.

INTERVENTION

An e-learning (E) narrative intervention group or active control condition.

ANALYSIS

Phase 1: Descriptive statistics and confidence intervals. Mann-Whitney U test to compare across group change. Phase 2: Thematic analysis.

RESULTS

Thirty-nine participants took part in the mixed methods study (Phase 1 n = 25; Phase 2 n = 14). Phase 1: No significant differences between groups were identified. Potentially importance changes across time were found for the intervention group and control group. Phase 2 results identified 5 themes and 12 sub-themes.

CONCLUSION

The e-learning groups identified an increase in the perceived ability to handle distressing communication. Other important findings from the e-learning are discussed. Further research is warranted. Practical Implications Novel e-learning intervention may have an important role in curriculum development and clinical practice to promote therapeutic communication.

PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS

Novel e-learning intervention may have an important role in curriculum development and clinical practice to promote therapeutic communication.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QS Anatomy
W Public health. Health statistics. Occupational health. Health education
WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
Divisions: Ambulatory Care > Outpatients
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Depositing User: Jamie Edgar
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2021 12:59
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2021 12:59
URI: http://www.repository.uhblibrary.co.uk/id/eprint/3956

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