Virtual Learning Environment in Continuing Education for Nursing in Oncology: an Experimental Study

Virtual Learning Environment in Continuing Education for Nursing in Oncology: an Experimental Study

Author Silva Matsubara, Maria das Gracas Google Scholar
Lopes De Domenico, Edvane Birelo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Nurses working in oncology require continuing education and nowadays distance education is a possibility. To compare learning outcomes of the professionals participating in classroom learning versus distance learning

describing the sociodemographic characteristics and digital fluency of participants

comparing learning outcomes with independent variables

assessing the adequacy of educational practices in Virtual Environment Moodle Learning through the constructivist online learning environment survey. An experimental, randomized controlled study

conducted at the A C Camargo Cancer Center, located in So Paulo, SP, Brazil. The study included 97 nurses, with average training of 1 to 2 years. A control group (n = 44) had face to face training and the experiment group (n = 53) had training by distance learning, both with identical program content. The dependent variable was the result of learning, measured by applying a pre-assessment questionnaire and post-intervention for both groups. The sociodemographic and digital fluency data were uniform among the groups. The performance of both groups was statistically significant (p 0.005), and the control group had a greater advantage (40.4 %). Distance education has proven to be an effective alternative for training nurses, especially when they have more complex knowledge, more experience in the area and institutional time. Distance Education may be a possibility for the training of nurses for work in oncology. The association of age, training time and the institution, and the experience in Oncology interfered in the performance of both groups.
Keywords Continuing education
Virtual learning environment
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage New York
Language English
Date 2016
Published in Journal Of Cancer Education. New York, v. 31, n. 4, p. 804-810, 2016.
ISSN 0885-8195 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 804-810
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000386669200030

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