An evaluation of the effectiveness of information literacy training for undergraduate midwives to improve their ability to access evidence for practice.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301396
Title:
An evaluation of the effectiveness of information literacy training for undergraduate midwives to improve their ability to access evidence for practice.
Authors:
Lalor, Joan G; Clarke, Michael; Sheaf, Greg
Affiliation:
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. j.lalor@tcd.ie
Citation:
An evaluation of the effectiveness of information literacy training for undergraduate midwives to improve their ability to access evidence for practice. 2012, 12 (5):269-72 Nurse Educ Pract
Journal:
Nurse education in practice
Issue Date:
Sep-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/301396
DOI:
10.1016/j.nepr.2012.06.005
PubMed ID:
22776311
Abstract:
Several authors have suggested that computer skills should be taught within the undergraduate curriculum. In this paper, the focus is mainly on the results of an examination of midwifery students' search strategy in response to a specific question undertaken before and after training session in the first, second and third years of the undergraduate programme.; The intervention allocated 16 h of library-based instruction over the first three years of the programme focussing specifically on the skills required to utilise electronic resources effectively. Following ethical approval by the university, 108 undergraduates took part from 2008 to 2011.; The data obtained from the search history files were categorised as either poor, fair or good. The primary analyses compared the pre and post-instruction categories in each year, within each student, with a comparison of each student's post-instruction category one year and the pre-instruction category the following year. The data indicated that the sessions in the first and second years of the programmes resulted in improvements in the ability to search, with less improvement in third year.; As with any complex intervention, it is not possible to tease out which elements of the session were most beneficial. We will try to identify ways in which midwifery students' search skills could be strengthened further.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
MIDWIFERY STUDENTS; LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES
MeSH:
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate; Educational Measurement; Evidence-Based Nursing; Female; Humans; Information Literacy; Midwifery; Nursing Education Research; Nursing Evaluation Research; Pregnancy; Time Factors
ISSN:
1873-5223

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLalor, Joan Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSheaf, Gregen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-10T11:12:57Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-10T11:12:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-
dc.identifier.citationAn evaluation of the effectiveness of information literacy training for undergraduate midwives to improve their ability to access evidence for practice. 2012, 12 (5):269-72 Nurse Educ Practen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1873-5223-
dc.identifier.pmid22776311-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nepr.2012.06.005-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/301396-
dc.description.abstractSeveral authors have suggested that computer skills should be taught within the undergraduate curriculum. In this paper, the focus is mainly on the results of an examination of midwifery students' search strategy in response to a specific question undertaken before and after training session in the first, second and third years of the undergraduate programme.-
dc.description.abstractThe intervention allocated 16 h of library-based instruction over the first three years of the programme focussing specifically on the skills required to utilise electronic resources effectively. Following ethical approval by the university, 108 undergraduates took part from 2008 to 2011.-
dc.description.abstractThe data obtained from the search history files were categorised as either poor, fair or good. The primary analyses compared the pre and post-instruction categories in each year, within each student, with a comparison of each student's post-instruction category one year and the pre-instruction category the following year. The data indicated that the sessions in the first and second years of the programmes resulted in improvements in the ability to search, with less improvement in third year.-
dc.description.abstractAs with any complex intervention, it is not possible to tease out which elements of the session were most beneficial. We will try to identify ways in which midwifery students' search skills could be strengthened further.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nurse education in practiceen_GB
dc.subjectMIDWIFERY STUDENTSen_GB
dc.subjectLIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICESen_GB
dc.subject.meshEducation, Nursing, Baccalaureate-
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurement-
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Nursing-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInformation Literacy-
dc.subject.meshMidwifery-
dc.subject.meshNursing Education Research-
dc.subject.meshNursing Evaluation Research-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.subject.meshTime Factors-
dc.titleAn evaluation of the effectiveness of information literacy training for undergraduate midwives to improve their ability to access evidence for practice.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D'Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. j.lalor@tcd.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalNurse education in practiceen_GB

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