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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Created: Summer 2016

Date Issued: 2016

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 252 p.

Language(s): English

Abstract/Description: The purpose of this explanatory sequential mixed methods study was threefold.First, this study compared the effects of two different simulation-based instructionalstrategies on athletic trainers’ clinical competence in performing cardiovascular screeningwith cardiac auscultations. Second, this study identified the athletic trainers’ perceptionsof learning through simulation-based instructional strategies. Third, this study attemptedto identify and offer instructional recommendations based on the outcomes.The quantitative phase analyzed cognitive and diagnostic reasoning knowledgeand history-taking and clinical skills specific to cardiovascular screenings with cardiacauscultations as it was taught to athletic trainers (ATs) at a continuing professionaleducation (CPE) course. The quantitative results found that high-fidelity and low-fidelitysimulation-based instructional strategies significantly increased cognitive and diagnosticreasoning knowledge and history-taking and clinical skill from pre-test to post-test assessment on all dependent variables. When comparing the two fidelity types to eachother, the analysis found that the participants in the high-fidelity simulation group gainedsignificantly more skill when compared to the low-fidelity group.In the qualitative analysis of this study, three themes emerged specific to theperceptions of the athletic trainers’ experiences as they learn through simulation-basedinstructional strategies. The first theme that emerged was a clear indication thatparticipants’ exhibited positive perceptions of learning through simulation-basedinstructional strategies. The second theme that emerged was that the high-fidelitysimulation experience during the pre-assessment and post-assessment raised anawareness of the deficit of knowledge and skills in performing a comprehensivecardiovascular screening with cardiac auscultations. Lastly, the third theme that emergedwas specific to the perceived limitations in the effectiveness of low-fidelity simulationand the perceived strengths in the effectiveness of high-fidelity simulation.A few instructional recommendations emerged from this dissertation study.Simulation-based instructional strategies are an ideal teaching method to utilize duringcontinuing professional education courses with athletic trainers. Specifically, this studyidentified that both, high-fidelity and low-fidelity simulation, are effective in teachingcardiovascular screening with cardiac auscultations. Additionally, the participantsperceived influences of a pre-test on the identification of their knowledge and skillsdeficit suggests that there are benefits of utilizing an authentic simulation pre-test as partof CPE courses.

Identifier: FA00004653 (IID)

Note(s): Includes bibliography.Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2016.

Held by: Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Sublocation: Boca Raton, Fla.

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Owner Institution: FAU

Autor: Frank, Eva M. , author Weber, Roberta K. Dr., Thesis advisor College of Education, Degree grantor



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