Standardization of clinical competency evaluation in the education of physical therapists and occupational therapists - Establishment of an OSCE compliant education system -

Hiroaki Sakurai, Yoshikiyo Kanada, Yoshito Sugiura, Ikuo Motoya, Masayuki Yamada, Masao Tomita, Toru Naka, Toshio Teranishi, Shigeo Tanabe, Tetsuo Okanisi

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Abstract

[Purpose] This study investigated the progress of standardization of "clinical competencies evaluation with definition" in the education of physical therapists and occupational therapists by searching for relevancies between performance in Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), university and practical training. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were 227 students who graduated between 2007 and 2009, and 174 students who graduated between 2010 and 2011. For data analyses, comparisons among different timings of practical training as well as between before and after reform of the OSCE compliant education system were performed. In addition, relationships among different timings of practical training with performance were also examined. [Results] Because of reform of OSCE compliant education system, performance in practical training (attitude, skills, knowledge) generally improved. Moreover, relationships between the performances in OSCEs and practical training became higher each year. [Conclusion] We would like to promote standardization of the clinical techniques for postgraduate education aiming to further extend the OSCE compliant education system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-107
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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