Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Effect of knowledge of learning styles on test score achievement of certified registered nurse anesthetists
by Castillo, Jose Delfin D., III, Ph.D., Keiser University, 2016, 167; 10252220
Abstract (Summary)

Lifelong learning in professional communities is changing to adapt to professions in the anesthesia field with input from the public and various stakeholders. An extensive review on learning styles identified a gap in literature, specifically evidence on sensory learning styles among adult professionals. Changes in Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) recertification requirements, most importantly the incorporation of an assessment component, prompted the research to address CRNA enhancement methods in learning. The main purpose of the current study was to contribute to the body of literature if a CRNA’s knowledge of sensory learning styles mix influences test score achievement. The posttest-only control-group design was utilized, wherein a Sensory Learning Styles Self-Assessment (SLS-SA) instrument was piloted to establish content validity and internal reliability prior to its application with the treatment group. The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Learn’s Health and Wellness Module 1 provided the 10-hour posttest, which measured the test score achievement among participants. An analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted and yielded a nonsignificant effect of the current study’s treatment on test score results among CRNAs. Interaction effects of the CRNAs’ gender and years of practice were also examined, which produced the same results (e.g., not significant). No effect was established in the current research, however, several research limitations were identified and specific outcomes on an individual participant level were acknowledged, which were recommended to substantiate further research.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dietzel, Richard, Komaroff, Eugene
Commitee: Maldonado, Nancy
School: Keiser University
Department: Keiser University Graduate School-Education
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 78/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Adult education, Nursing, Health education
Keywords: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesia, Certified registered nurse anesthetist, Recertification, Sensory learning styles, Test score achievement
Publication Number: 10252220
ISBN: 9781369468168
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