Рhysical therapу graduate students' and examiners' perception of objective structured clinical examination: a feedback for process improvement

Keywords: first experience of administering, clinical and practical skills, competencies, students, surveys

Abstract

Purpose: to analyze the first experience of administering Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the students (studs) enrolled in the master's degree program majoring in physical therapy at National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport.

Material and methods. The survey included 21 examiners (examrs) and 46 studs involved in OSCE administering. The questionnaire consisted of the questions assessing the quality of station equipment, clarity of the exam format, other aspects.

Results. All the examrs informed of total clarity of the examination format, but only 13 (61.9%) of them noted a similar level of clarity for the studs. Тhe examrs identified 3 main reasons for unsuccessful attempts to perform a skill/task: insufficient training, new format of checking knowledge/examination, slightly different focus of training. The distribution of answers concerning the clarity of the format of the examination and its tasks provided by the studs did not differ statistically from those provided by the teachers. The vast maj ority of the examrs indicated that the skills were of sufficient difficulty for the purpose of the examination. 5 examrs had significant difficulties assessing skill performance according to the provided form, while 7 of them had slight difficulties and the rest had no difficulties. The majority of the studs noted that the number of stations and equipment was sufficient (no statistical differences were determined between the answers of the studs and the examrs).

Conclusions. The survey revealed the need for introducing certain changes in OSCE assessment form, in the educational program, conducting special preparatory classes for studs. The obtained results can be used to improve the development of OSCE in physical therapy in Ukraine.

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Author Biographies

Volodymyr Vitomskyi, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine

vitomskiyvova@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4582-6004

PhD in Physical Education and Sports, Associate Professor

Physical Therapy and Ergotherapy Department

National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports

Fizkyltury str. 1, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

Aija Klavina, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Rīga, Latvia.

aija.klavina@lspa.lv

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1959-9941

PhD in Education (Kinesiology), Professor

Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Department

Lithuanian Sport University;

Senior researcher

Science Department

Latvian Academy of Sport Education

Brīvības gatve 333, Rīga, LV-1006, Latvia.

Aija Klavina, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Rīga, Latvia.

aija.klavina@lspa.lv

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1959-9941

PhD in Education (Kinesiology), Professor

Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Department

Lithuanian Sport University;

Senior researcher

Science Department

Latvian Academy of Sport Education

Brīvības gatve 333, Rīga, LV-1006, Latvia.

Maryna Mruga, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine

marina.mruga@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2056-7851

PhD in Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor

Physical Therapy and Ergotherapy Department

National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports

Fizkyltury str. 1, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

Bartosz Molik , Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

bartosz.molik@awf.edu.pl

https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-6690-0699

Doctor in Physical culture sciences, Rector, Professor

Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

  1. Marymoncka 34, 01-813 Warszawa, Poland
Svitlana Gavreliuk, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine

doctsvit@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1127-6972

PhD in Medical Sciences, Associate Professor

Physical Therapy and Ergotherapy Department

National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports

Fizkyltury str. 1, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

Diana Reklaitiene, Lithuanian Sport University, Kaunas, Lithuania

diana.reklaitiene@lsu.lt

https://orcid.org/ 0000-0001-5930-9377

Doctor in Social Sciences, Rector, Professor

Lithuanian Sport University 

Sporto 6, LT-44221 Kaunas, Lithuania

Olena Lazarieva, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine

helenkal972@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7435-2127

Doctor in Physical Education and Sports, Department Chair, Professor

Physical Therapy and Ergotherapy Department

National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports

Fizkyltury str. 1, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

Antonina Kovelska, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports, Kyiv, Ukraine

kovelskaya@ukr.net

https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6236-4203

PhD in Biological Sciences, Associate Professor

Physical Therapy and Ergotherapy Department

National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sports

Fizkyltury str. 1, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

Marina Vitomska, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport, Kyiv, Ukraine

marinavitomskaya@gmail.com

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5163-3954

PhD in Physical Education and Sports, Lecturer

Physical Therapy and Ergotherapy Department

National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport

Fizkultury str. 1, Kyiv, 03150, Ukraine

Natalia Morgulec-Adamowicz, Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, Poland

natalia.morgulec@awf.edu.pl

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3888-633X

Doctor in Physical culture sciences, Professor

Teaching Movement Department

Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw

ul. Marymoncka 34, 01-813 Warszawa, Poland

Ng Kwok, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

kwok.ng@uef.fi

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5461-7706

Doctor in Sport, Physical education and Health Sciences, Professor

School of Educational Sciences and Psychology

University of Eastern Finland

P.O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland

Jurate Pozeriene, Lithuanian Sport University, Kaunas, Lithuania

jurate.pozeriene@lsu.lt

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2208-9670

PhD in Social Science, Associate Professor

Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Department

Lithuanian Sport University 

Sporto 6, LT-44221 Kaunas, Lithuania

Martin Campa, Latvian Academy of Sport Education, Rīga, Latvia

martin.campa@lspa.lv

https://orcid.org/ 0000-0002-0038-3633

Master of Science, Laboratory Assistant

Health care Department

Latvian Academy of Sport Education

Brīvības gatve 333, Rīga, LV-1006, Latvia

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Published
2022-06-21
How to Cite
Vitomskyi, V., Klavina, A., Klavina, A., Mruga, M., Molik , B., Gavreliuk, S., Reklaitiene, D., Lazarieva, O., Kovelska, A., Vitomska, M., Morgulec-Adamowicz, N., Kwok, N., Pozeriene, J., & Campa, M. (2022). Рhysical therapу graduate students’ and examiners’ perception of objective structured clinical examination: a feedback for process improvement. Health, Sport, Rehabilitation, 8(2), 63-77. https://doi.org/10.34142/HSR.2022.08.02.06
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Original articles. Physical therapy