Perceptions of Nursing and Physical Therapy Students Toward Peer-Led Interprofessional Education in Manual Handling
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This is a non-final version of an article published in final form as: McCrorie, P. and Roberts, P. and Sainsbury, D. and Boldy, D. and Gower, S. 2016. Perceptions of Nursing and Physical Therapy Students Toward Peer-Led Interprofessional Education in Manual Handling. Nurse Educator. http://doi.org/10.1097/NNE.0000000000000319
Perceptions of first-semester BSN students (N = 220) who received education on patient moving and handling skills from either fourth-year physical therapy/physiotherapy student peer teachers (n = 8) or regular nurse educators were obtained via validated scales and focus groups. There was a significant increase in the mean scores of items concerning communication skills in both groups, with increased scores for all items in the peer-led group. The teaching skills of physical therapy/physiotherapy student peers were evaluated highly by the nursing students.
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