Determining the Effectiveness of Three Teaching Methods for Blood Pressure Measurement Skills

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Poomarin Intachai


The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the following three methods for teaching blood pressure measurement: 1) lecture, 2) demonstration and 3) self study using video, and to measure the effect of each method on acquired knowledge, skill performance and learning satisfaction of the nursing students at Asia-Pacific International University. The participants of this study were 90 undergraduate nursing students who had never taken the fundamental of nursing courses, in which they were assigned to one of three groups by cluster randomization. This experimental study used a Cognitive learning theory as a conceptual framework ANOVA was used to determine any statistcial significance of knowledge, skill performance and satisfaction after three teaching methods were applied. There was no significant difference between the three teaching methods, though the lab demonstration produced the highest satisfaction score among the three. Nonetheless, a further study with a lar


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