3D application effectiveness on nursing students' level of electrocardiogram knowledge

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dc.contributor Gaskins, Susan W.
dc.contributor McKnight, Douglas
dc.contributor Martin, Kay Sackett
dc.contributor Stanton, Marietta P.
dc.contributor.advisor Wright, Vivian H.
dc.contributor.author Holthaus, Abbey
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:11:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:11:49Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001722
dc.identifier.other Holthaus_alatus_0004D_12162
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2171
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Nursing students have difficulty interpreting ECG rhythms. The current classroom environment often lacks application and practice opportunities, and as a result, students struggle with identification of ECG rhythms at the patient's bedside. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a 3D app on nursing student's ECG level of knowledge as evidenced by exam performance. A gap in the literature exists examining 3D app technology used as a teaching methodology for nursing students learning ECG interpretation. A quasi-experimental research design consisting of one experimental group and one control group was implemented. The instrument used in this study included an identical 10-item pretest and posttest. Paired or dependent t-tests and an independent t-test were used for the statistical analysis. The pretest and posttest allowed the researcher to identify the differences in learning outcomes between these two groups. The statistical significance was set at p < .05. The findings from this study did not show a statistical difference in learning from 3D app technology for ECG knowledge. Both the experimental and control groups posttest mean scores increased.
dc.format.extent 113 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Nursing
dc.subject.other Educational technology
dc.subject.other Medicine
dc.title 3D application effectiveness on nursing students' level of electrocardiogram knowledge
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Instructional Leadership
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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