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ERIC Number: EJ1110553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-6653
Comparing Traditional and Distance Formats of a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Course
McCarthy, Thomas P.; Accordino, Michael P.; Wondolowski, Erica L.; Bishop, Laura
Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, v30 n3 p215-229 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to discover if an online course in psychiatric rehabilitation is as successful as a traditional on-campus course in terms of content delivery and learning outcomes. Method: A traditional on-campus (n = 25) and an online (n = 17) course were compared at pretest and posttest on a measure entitled "Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation Knowledge and Skills Inventory." A 4 (Skill) × 3 (Time) within-subjects analysis of variance with repeated measures was used to assess changes in the skills of process, potential, partnership, and career advancement over time. Results: The results were that scores for both formats significantly increased from Time 1 to Time 2, but one format did not perform significantly better than another. The Psychiatric Vocational Rehabilitation Knowledge and Skills Inventory was found to be a reliable measure. Conclusion: The study underscores the value of a dedicated psychiatric rehabilitation course in rehabilitation graduate education.
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Language: English
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