Effectiveness of two Teaching Methods for ‘Cranial Nerve Assessment’

Latha, T and Lobo, Daisy Josphine (2011) Effectiveness of two Teaching Methods for ‘Cranial Nerve Assessment’. International Journal of Nursing Education, 3 (2). pp. 65-69. ISSN 0974-9349

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The purpose of Health Assessment is to collect data to determine peoples’ overall level of functioning in order to make a professional clinical judgment. This Health Assessment can be taught by using different instructional methods. A study was conducted to find the effectiveness of two teaching methods for ‘Cranial Nerve Assessment’, on knowledge and skill of Undergraduate Nursing Students was conducted with the aim to compare Teacher Guided Instruction (TGI) and Computer Assisted Instruction (CAI). Method:The data were collected using Base line information, Interpretive Exercises and Observational Checklist on Cranial Nerve Assessment. The study adopted a quasi experimental (pre experimental) design with evaluative approach. The samples were 64 (TGI=34 and CAI=30) students 2nd year B.Sc. Nursing. The students were divided into two groups and were taught using TGI and CAI respectively. Result:In comparison between the effectiveness of two teaching methods, TGI and CAI, both the teaching methods were effective to improve the knowledge and skill of Cranial Nerve Assessment (CAN) and there was no significant difference (t(62)=0.13(knowledge) and t(62)=0.185(skill)) found in the resultant knowledge and skill of students in Cranial Nerve Assessment. Conclusion:The science and general education is advancing every day. Hence changes in nursing curriculum are done frequently. Instruction methods also must be changed along with curriculum change, without which objectives may not be achieved effectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Teaching, Teacher guided instruction, computer assisted instruction, nursing student, cranial nerve assessment, interpretive evaluation, teaching methods.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Medical Surgical
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2013 09:14
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2013 07:07
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77950

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