Skip to main content

Effect of non-immersive virtual reality simulation on type 2 diabetes education for nursing students: A randomised controlled trial.

Singleton, H., Holley, D., Falconer, L., James, J., Priego-Hernandez, J., Beavis, J., Burden, D. and Penfold, S., 2022. Effect of non-immersive virtual reality simulation on type 2 diabetes education for nursing students: A randomised controlled trial. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 66, 50-57.

Full text available as:

[img] PDF
CLin Sim Nursing RCT paper Singleton 2021 December.pdf - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only until 11 April 2023.

250kB

DOI: 10.1016/j.ecns.2022.02.009

Abstract

Background: A virtual reality simulation was used to teach treatment of diabetic patients. Methods: This study evaluated the impact of using virtual reality on short term knowledge of hypoglycaemia, via pairing of a randomised controlled trial, analysed via Partial Least Squares-Structural Equation Modelling. The setting was two large lecture theatres based at campuses within the UK. Second year nursing students (n=171) volunteered to take part in the study. Students were randomised into two groups, control (n=88) and experimental (n=83) . The trial enabled comparison, via pre and post-test surveys, of the simulation with normative teaching methods. Results: VR was found to be significantly (p=<.001) better in terms of hypoglycaemia knowledge than normative methods. The method also enabled identification of the key point of action of the simulation, which evidenced that the “engagement to immersion”pathway was responsible for leading to higher knowledge scores in the experimental group. Conclusion: This paper claims addition to knowledge about how the novel approach taken has the potential to deepen understanding of how virtual technologies can affect learning in nurse education.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1876-1399
Uncontrolled Keywords:virtual technologies; virtual reality; nurse education; critical realism; PLS-SEM; type 2 diabetes
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:36630
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:17 Feb 2022 12:47
Last Modified:27 Apr 2022 11:39

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -