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Effectiveness of a serious game for medical education on insulin therapy: a pilot study

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism, October 2015
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Title
Effectiveness of a serious game for medical education on insulin therapy: a pilot study
Published in
Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism, October 2015
DOI 10.1590/2359-3997000000118
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Leandro A Diehl, Pedro A Gordan, Roberto Z Esteves, Izabel C M M Coelho

Abstract

Objective We report the preliminary assessment of InsuOnline©, a serious game designed for medical education on insulin therapy.Materials and methods We conducted a pilot study with 41 undergraduate medical students and Internal Medicine residents to assess the educational effectiveness of InsuOnline©, as compared to a traditional educational activity (lecture, cases discussion). Knowledge, skills and beliefs on insulin therapy were evaluated by a questionnaire applied before, immediately after, and 3 months after both interventions.Results Mean knowledge/skills score was improved from 68% to 89% in traditional education group (n = 23; p < 0.001), and from 61% to 90% in game group (n = 18; p < 0.001). After 3 months, mean score decreased (to 80% in traditional education group, and to 78% in game group; p < 0.001 for both) but remained significantly higher than at baseline in both groups (p < 0.001 for both). Although mean score was lower in game group than in traditional education group at baseline (p = 0.04), no difference remained between groups either immediately or 3 months post-intervention. Score increment was better with the game (29%) than with traditional education (21%; p = 0.04). Beliefs improved in the game group only.Conclusions InsuOnline© is at least as effective as a traditional educational activity for medical education on insulin therapy, and it can a good option for large-scale continuing medical education on diabetes. Arch Endocrinol Metab. 2015;59(5):470-3.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Austria 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 85 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 16 18%
Student > Bachelor 12 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Researcher 4 5%
Other 3 3%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 28 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 21%
Computer Science 9 10%
Social Sciences 9 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Psychology 3 3%
Other 12 14%
Unknown 31 36%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 May 2016.
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#16,721,208
of 25,371,288 outputs
Outputs from Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
#324
of 800 outputs
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#162,312
of 286,873 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
#3
of 4 outputs
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