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Med Teach. 2017 Aug;39(8):851-858. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2017.1320540. Epub 2017 Apr 27.

Using children as standardized patients in OSCE in pediatric occupational therapy.

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a Department of Occupational Therapy , College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University , New Taipei City , Taiwan.
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b School of Medicine , College of Medicine, Fu Jen Catholic University , New Taipei City , Taiwan.
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c Department of Neurology , Shin Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital , Taipei , Taiwan.
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d Department of Rehabilitation , Taipei Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare , New Taipei City , Taiwan.
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e Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Taipei Veterans General Hospital , Taipei , Taiwan.
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f Department of Sports Sciences , University of Taipei , Taipei , Taiwan.
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g Department of Family Medicine , Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center , Taipei , Taiwan.
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h Department of Family Medicine , National Defense Medical Center , Taipei , Taiwan.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) have been administered in physical and psychiatric occupational therapy (OT) education, but not in pediatric OT education. The objectives were to examine the satisfaction and the influences of OSCE in pediatric OT on all participants.

METHODS:

The OSCE contained evaluation, intervention, and parent education stations. Sixty examinees, 44 child standardized patients (SPs), 44 chaperones, three playroom managers, 14 OSCE assistants, and 15 examiners participated in the OSCE. An OSCE video and three playrooms were prepared for child SPs.

RESULTS:

Ninety percent of the child SPs liked taking part in the OSCE and 75-85% expressed interest in participating in an OSCE the following year. Their parents appreciated the chaperones accompanying their children and giving them a memorable day. 88.3% of the examinees thought that the OSCE was helpful for their upcoming clinical training. 73.3% preferred the OSCE over the written exam. 60-93.4% considered the implementation appropriate. Most of the examiners thought that the content (80-100%) and the implementation (93.3-100%) were appropriate. Many chaperones reported having valuable experiences.

CONCLUSIONS:

It is practical using child SPs in OSCE in pediatric OT. The OSCE was beneficial to all participants. It is recommended that OSCEs be included in pediatric OT education.

PMID:
28449609
DOI:
10.1080/0142159X.2017.1320540
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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