Testing the knowledge of nurses regarding the prevention of falls

Jana Horová 1, 2 *, Iva Brabcová 1, Jitka Krocová 1, 2
1 University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Emergency Care, České Budějovice, Czech Republic 2 University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Faculty of Health Studies, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Plzeň, Czech Republic

Korespondenční autor: Jana Horová (jhorova@kos.zcu.cz)

ISSN 1804-7181 (On-line)

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Submitted:18. 7. 2020
Accepted: 30. 9. 2020
Published online: 31. 12. 2020


Objectives: The most frequent adverse events in the institutional medical environment are patient falls. The education of medical workers on this issue is an effective preventative intervention. One of the effective methods of education is e-learning.

Goal: The goal of this paper is the assessment of the features of knowledge tests of e-learning courses, which are focused on the prevention of patient falls and designed for nurses who work at ward blocks.

Methods: Statistical methods were used for the assessment of the features of knowledge tests of e-learning courses for medical workers (Shapiro– Wilk test, Cronbach alpha coefficient).

Results: The Cronbach alpha coefficient for the internal task consistency of the entrance test was 0.82 and 0.85 for the final test. The correlation coefficient between the results of the entrance test and the final test was not statistically significant (p = 0.179), but it was statistically significant regarding the total numbers of correct answers in the entrance test and the final test (p = 0.046). The coefficient value was 0.467, which means a weaker direct correlation. The positive dependence between the entrance test and the final test shows good test validity.

Conclusions: We found sufficiently strong results in test reliability and confirmed a positive dependence between the entrance test and the final test. We succeeded in compiling knowledge tests whose features are measurable and reproducible.

Keywords: Education; E-learning course; General nurse; Prevention of falls; Reliability; Validity


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