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Student Perceptions of and Confidence in Self-Care Course Concepts Using Team-based Learning
American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
  • Tracy R. Frame, Belmont University
  • Rebecca J. Gryka, Cedarville University
  • Mary E. Kiersma, Manchester University
  • Abby L. Todt, Manchester University
  • Stephanie M. Cailor, Cedarville University
  • Aleda M.H. Chen, Cedarville University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
4-1-2016
Article Number
46
DOI
dx.doi.org/10.5688/ajpe80346
PubMed ID
27170817
PubMed Central® ID
PMC4857641
Abstract
Objective. To evaluate changes in student perceptions of and confidence in self-care concepts after completing a team-based learning (TBL) self-care course. Methods. Team-based learning was used at two universities in first professional year, semester-long self-care courses. Two instruments were created and administered before and after the semester. The instruments were designed to assess changes in student perceptions of self-care using the theory of planned behavior (TPB) domains and confidence in learning self-care concepts using Bandura’s Social Cognitive Theory. Wilcoxon signed rank tests were used to evaluate pre/post changes, and Mann Whitney U tests were used to evaluate university differences. Results. Fifty-three Cedarville University and 58 Manchester University students completed both instruments (100% and 92% response rates, respectively). Student self-care perceptions with TPB decreased significantly on nine of 13 items for Cedarville and decreased for one of 13 items for Manchester. Student confidence in self-care concepts improved significantly on all questions for both universities. Conclusion. Data indicate TBL self-care courses were effective in improving student confidence about self-care concepts. Establishing students’ skill sets prior to entering the profession is beneficial because pharmacists will use self-directed learning to expand their knowledge and adapt to problem-solving situations.
Keywords
  • Team-based learning,
  • self-care,
  • pharmacy students,
  • confidence
Citation Information
Tracy R. Frame, Rebecca J. Gryka, Mary E. Kiersma, Abby L. Todt, et al.. "Student Perceptions of and Confidence in Self-Care Course Concepts Using Team-based Learning" American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Vol. 80 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 1 - 10 ISSN: 1553-6467
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