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Evaluation of the Effect of Gaming Based Education Themed Escape Room on Preparedness of Aja Undergraduate Nursing Students in Dealing with Bioterrorism
Maryam Beheshtifar1 , Seyyed Amir Hossin Pishgooie * 2, Simin Taj Sharififar3 , Amir Khoshvaghti4
1- MSc Student in Nursing Military, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- Ph.D. in Nursing, Associate Professor, Medical-Surgical Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences.
3- Ph.D. in Health in Disaster and Emergencies, Assistant Professor, Health in Disaster and Emergencies Department, Faculty of Nursing, Aja University of Medical Sciences.
4- MD, Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences, Associate Professor, Faculty of Aerospace and Diving Medicine, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Infectious Disease Research Center.
Abstract:   (261 Views)
Introduction: Effective training of nursing students against bioterrorist attacks is one of the essential issues with a significant impact on their preparedness as the largest and most important group of health care providers.
Objective: The present study aimed to determine the effect of gaming-based education-themed escape room on the readiness of Aja nursing students in the face of bioterrorism.
Materials and Methods: This interventional and quasi-experimental study was performed on 61 Aja undergraduate nursing students in 2020 and 2021. Participants were selected by the convenience sampling method and non-randomly divided into lecture and groups. The training was evaluated after the intervention. The instrument included a researcher-made questionnaire including knowledge measurement, attitude and skill evaluation checklist with validity and reliability. Data were analyzed with SPSS 22 using descriptive and inferential tests. P-value less than 0.05 was significant.
Results: Results show no significant difference between the knowledge, attitude, and skill in the preparedness of the two groups before the intervention (P<0.05). However, after the intervention, these variables in educational escape room game group were significantly higher than that in the lecture group (P<0.05).
Discussion and Conclusion: Undergraduate nursing students in the gaming-based education-themed escape room group were more prepared than the lecture group. As a result, this new educational method can better prepare nursing students and nurses against bioterrorism.
Keywords: Bioterrorism, Escape Room, Education, Nursing Students, Preparedness
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing education
Received: 2021/06/9 | Accepted: 2021/07/5 | Published: 2021/12/31
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Beheshtifar M, Pishgooie S A H, Sharififar S T, Khoshvaghti A. Evaluation of the Effect of Gaming Based Education Themed Escape Room on Preparedness of Aja Undergraduate Nursing Students in Dealing with Bioterrorism. MCS. 2021; 8 (3) :218-229
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