The impact of instructional method on the application of Kinesio taping® techniques for occupational therapy students

Date

2017-01

Authors

Rice, Theresa
Amerih, Husny
Brown, Diane

Journal Title

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Publisher

Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

This research utilized a crossover study design to analyze the differences in learner satisfaction, confidence, and accuracy when comparing in-person, video, and written instructional methods. The study was conducted on a group of 32 occupational therapy students from a local university by teaching them two different Kinesio Taping® protocols. Satisfaction and confidence were measured by survey. The participants completed tapings, then were rated by an instructor to obtain accuracy data. The study found that learning satisfaction was rated higher following video instruction. Regarding confidence, there was a statistically significant difference in the level of confidence for students viewing video instruction for one of two taping techniques presented. No significant difference was found between groups in accuracy in taping after different instructional methods. The use of multiple instructional methods was reported as the most beneficial and preferred method in the study. This study highlights the potential benefits of utilizing multiple instructional methods to aid in student learning.

Description

Article originally published in Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 1(1). English. Published online January 2017. https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2017.010302

Keywords

Instructional methods, Clinical skill, Kinesio Tape®

Citation

This is a publisher’s version of an article that is available at: https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2017.010302. Recommended citation: Rice, T., Amerih, H., & Brown, D. (2017). The impact of instructional method on the application of Kinesio taping® techniques for occupational therapy students. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 1(1). This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.