Standardization of clinical skill evaluation in physical/occupational therapist education -Effects of introduction of an education system using OSCE-

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

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Abstract

[Purpose] A major issue in physical/occupational therapist education is the improvement of students' clinical techniques. In this study, we introduced an education system using an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), and made an attempt at standardization of its evaluation. [Subjects] The subjects were 227 students in the classes of 2008 to 2010 who enrolled at our university between 2004 and 2006, before the introduction of the education system using OSCE, and 221 students in the classes of 2011 to 2013 who enrolled between 2007 and 2009, after the introduction. [Methods] Performances in attitude and skills (performance in clinical training and OSCE) were compared between before and after the introduction of OSCE. OSCE results were compared between before and after clinical trainings at each OSCE Level; and the correlation of between performances in clinical training and OSCE was examined. [Results] Performances in OSCE and clinical training (attitude, skills) were improved by the introduction of the education system using OSCE, but no significant correlation was observed in the relationship between performances in OSCE and clinical training. [Conclusion] Further studies should be conducted aiming at the standardization of clinical skill evaluation in postgraduate education to establish an education system using OSCE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1071-1077
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume25
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-11-2013

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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