Specialize Dysphagia Training and Knowledge/Competency of Nurses

Overview

The aim of this research is to determine the effect of specialized dysphagia training on knowledge and competency of nurses.

Full Title of Study: “Effect of Specialized Dysphagia Training on Knowledge and Competency of Nurses”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Other
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: February 10, 2023

Interventions

  • Other: Dysphagia training
    • Training using PowerPoint and simulation. Training includes anatomy physiology, screening and management sections. Simulation will be used for practice. Reading material will also be provided
  • Other: Reading material
    • Reading material provided to nurses covering knowledge related to nursing evaluation and caring for dysphagia patients

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Specialized Dysphagia training
    • Power point presentation covering material related to nursing evaluation and caring of dysphagia patients. Stimulation session with nurses to practice screening skill
  • Active Comparator: Reading material
    • Reading material covering information related to nursing evaluation and caring of dysphagia patient

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Nurses Knowledge and competency regarding dysphagia scale
    • Time Frame: 1st day
    • Change from base line, Nurses knowledge and competency regarding dysphagia scale is self developed scale. The scale include items related to anatomy physiology, risk factors, sign and symptoms, complications, screening, and management measured on 11 point scale.

Secondary Measures

  • The simulation Design scale
    • Time Frame: 1st day
    • Changes from baseline, The simulation design scale is twenty item five point scale. It is used to evaluate design features of simulation.
  • Educational practice questionnaire
    • Time Frame: 1st day
    • Changes from baseline, Educational practice questionnaire consists of sixteen items and is five point scale. It is used to measure educational practices
  • Student satisfaction and self confidence in learning
    • Time Frame: 1st day
    • Changes from baseline, Student satisfaction and self confidence in learning is 13 item scale and is used to measure students satisfaction with simulation activity and self confidence in learning.

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Nurses of both gender – At least one year of experience – Nurses working at Govt. hospital Exclusion Criteria:

  • Undergraduate nursed working as intern at hospital

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 23 Years

Maximum Age: 50 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Riphah International University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Sponsor
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Asghar Khan, PhD, Principal Investigator, Riphah International University
    • Raffa Mubeen, PhD*, Principal Investigator, Riphah International University
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Asghar Khan, PhD, 0323-5003230, asghar.khan@riphah.edu.pk

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