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Poster presentation describing the outcomes for 30 first-year DPT students instructed in the elements of Evidence-Based Practice in a 2 credit course - Scientific Inquiry 1 (SI1). Faculty evaluated changes in: (1) DPT students’ knowledge and skills of EBP, as measured by the Adapted Fresno Test of Competence in Evidence-Based Practice (AFT) and (2) students’ self-confidence in EBP skills. This is the first study to use the AFT to evaluate changes in DPT students’ knowledge and skills related to EBP after formal instruction. The observed 24 point increase in the mean total score is educationally important and comparable to the change in AFT scores reported in at least one other study.
Curriculum and Instruction | Information Literacy | Physical Therapy
Fillyaw, Michael; Dyer, Elizabeth; and McCormack Tutt, Sally, "Changes in Evidence-based Practice Skills of First-Year DPT Students" (2011). Physical Therapy Faculty Posters. 1.