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3 JNE 2015, 4(2): 9-17 Back to browse issues page
The Impact of Evidence-Based Education on Nursing Students’ Critical Thinking
M Poodineh Moghadam , M Jahantigh Haghighi, H Shahdadi, S Saravani, F Shojaei Shad
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Iran , moghadam07@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Nursing education aims at training efficient, educated people who can recognize the needs of the patients in an ever changing social environment and in clinics and through using the best scientific evidences, perform the most suitable care. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of evidence-based education on nursing students’ critical thinking. Methods: This quasi-experimental study was conducted on all the 43 senior and junior undergraduate nursing students of the Zabol University of Medical Science, Zabol, Iran using before/after design, who were selected using the census in 2014. The data collection tool was a 34-question critical thinking California questionnaire (B form). Evidence-based nursing education program was performed for the students in two workshops. After 45 days of the training program critical thinking questionnaire was completed again, data were analyzed using SPSS 17 software and descriptive statistics and inferential statistics by a significance level of p< 0.05. Results: According to the results, the average total score of students’ critical thinking was promoted from 10.30±3.82 before intervention to 12.4±3.00 after intervention, which was significant according to the results of paired-T statistical test (p= 0.001). Evaluating the dimensions of critical thinking separately showed an increase in the score of the evaluating, analyzing, deduction and deductive reasoning items after intervention, which was significant only in evaluating (p=0.003) and deductive reasoning (p= 0.001) components. Conclusion: The findings of the research confirmed that the use of evidence-based education method in nurses’ education could lead to the development of critical thinking skills. Since the learner has an active role in her learning in the evidence-based method, thinking is promoted at high levels of learning.
Keywords: Evidence-Based Education, Critical Thinking, Nursing
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Type of Study: Quantitative-Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/07/7 | Accepted: 2018/07/25 | Published: 2018/07/25
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Poodineh Moghadam M, Jahantigh Haghighi M, Shahdadi H, Saravani S, Shojaei Shad F. The Impact of Evidence-Based Education on Nursing Students’ Critical Thinking. 3 JNE. 2015; 4 (2) :9-17
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