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SELF-REGULATED LEARNING MICROANALYSIS FOR THE STUDY OF THE PERFORMANCE OF CLINICAL EXAMINATIONS BY PHYSIOTHERAPY STUDENTS

Raquel Medina, Daniel David Álamo-Arce, Felipe Rodríguez de Castro, Dario Cecilio Fernandez, John Sandars, Manuel João Costa
DOI: 10.21203/rs.2.10578/v1

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Background

Understanding how health sciences students learn to perform clinical examinations is required to inform feedback that improves performance. Self-regulated learning (SRL) is an essential component of effective feedback. The key self-regulated learning processes can be identified using microanalysis. Self-regulated learning microanalysis is increasingly used to assess and inform the training of clinical skills in medical education but there are no studies on the use of self-regulated learning microanalysis to understand the performance of clinical examination by physiotherapy students.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using self-regulated learning microanalysis to understand how physiotherapy students use key self-regulated learning processes while performing a clinical examination.

Method

SRL microanalysis assessed the self-regulated learning processes of second year physiotherapy students of a Spanish university (n= 26) as they performed a goniometric evaluation. An analysis of inter-rater reliability was also performed to evaluate the degree of agreement among raters.

Results

There were differences in the use of key self-regulated learning processes between successful (n= 15: 57.0%) and unsuccessful performers (n= 11: 43.0%), with differences in strategic planning, self-monitoring and the self-evaluation phases. There was good inter-rater reliability for scoring strategic planning (k=0.792), self-monitoring (k=0.946) and self-evaluation (k=0.846).

Conclusion

SRL microanalysis is a feasible approach to identify the key self-regulated learning processes of the performance of clinical examination by physiotherapy students. Further research with larger number of students and a variety of tasks is recommended.

Keywords
Self-regulation, physical therapy techniques, clinical skills, assessment process, health student

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Raquel Medina, Daniel David Álamo-Arce, Felipe Rodríguez de Castro, Dario Cecilio Fernandez, John Sandars, Manuel João Costa

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Abstract

Background

Understanding how health sciences students learn to perform clinical examinations is required to inform feedback that improves performance. Self-regulated learning (SRL) is an essential component of effective feedback. The key self-regulated learning processes can be identified using microanalysis. Self-regulated learning microanalysis is increasingly used to assess and inform the training of clinical skills in medical education but there are no studies on the use of self-regulated learning microanalysis to understand the performance of clinical examination by physiotherapy students.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using self-regulated learning microanalysis to understand how physiotherapy students use key self-regulated learning processes while performing a clinical examination.

Method

SRL microanalysis assessed the self-regulated learning processes of second year physiotherapy students of a Spanish university (n= 26) as they performed a goniometric evaluation. An analysis of inter-rater reliability was also performed to evaluate the degree of agreement among raters.

Results

There were differences in the use of key self-regulated learning processes between successful (n= 15: 57.0%) and unsuccessful performers (n= 11: 43.0%), with differences in strategic planning, self-monitoring and the self-evaluation phases. There was good inter-rater reliability for scoring strategic planning (k=0.792), self-monitoring (k=0.946) and self-evaluation (k=0.846).

Conclusion

SRL microanalysis is a feasible approach to identify the key self-regulated learning processes of the performance of clinical examination by physiotherapy students. Further research with larger number of students and a variety of tasks is recommended.

Background

Methods

Results

Discussion

Abbreviations

Declarations

References

Tables

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