International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)

A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of OSCE vs Traditional method (essay type) in terms of knowledge regarding ABG analysis among B.Sc. nursing students


Simaranjit Kaur

A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of OSCE vs Traditional method (essay type) in terms of knowledge regarding ABG analysis among B.sc nursing. The present study aimed to assess 1) to assess and compare OSCE v/s Traditional method (essay type) in terms of knowledge regarding ABG analysis among B.sc nursing students. 2) To determine the association of level of knowledge regarding ABG analysis with their selected demographic variables. 3) To determine the association of level of satisfaction regarding ABG analysis with their selected demographic variables. The research approach for the study was non- experimental research approach with descriptive comparative research design. The study conducted in the Maharishi Markandeshwar College of nursing Mullana, Ambala. The knowledge questionnaire for Traditional method and different stations for OSCE was used to collect data and rating scale was used for checking the level of satisfaction. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics in terms of frequency, percentage, mean, median, standard deviation and chi square using SPSS version 17.0.Personal variables revealed that for both the OSCE and the tradition method majority of student were in the age group of 19-21 i.e. 70% for OSCE an 60% for Traditional. Majority of students are female i.e. For OSCE 72.5% and Traditional 70%. Majority of students resides in hostel i.e. for OSCE 70% and Traditional 72.5%.Majority of student were having the previous knowledge regarding ABG analysis. Majority of students lies in the category of last year percentage 50-75% i.e. for OSCE 77.5% and for tradition is 80%. Level of knowledge of B.SC nursing students towards OSCE is good (42.5%) and in the tradition is average (62%). Majority of students i.e. 65% agree with OSCE method and for Traditional it is 30%. Mean standard deviation for OSCE is 4.8± 2.28 and for Traditional t is 2.8±1.45. The mean scores found with the OSCE method (mean=4.8) and the score by Traditional method (mean=2.8) and there has been a significant difference between the scores (z=4.04).The findings of the study have several implications for nursing practices, education, administration and research. Based on the findings the following recommendations are proposed for future research: A similar study can be conducted with a large sample, the study can be conducted in different setting. A comparative study can be conducted with different methods of examination.An experimental study can be conducted.A longitudinal study can be conducted. OSCE can be used as a better method for evaluation than Traditional method. OSC E should be used as a method of evaluation.
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Simaranjit Kaur. A comparative study to assess the effectiveness of OSCE vs Traditional method (essay type) in terms of knowledge regarding ABG analysis among B.Sc. nursing students. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2017, Pages 01-03
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