Journal article

Cognitive Dissonance of Students Between Falls Prevention Evidence and Strategies

Cylie M Williams, Stephen Maloney, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Debra Nestel, Debra Kiegaldie, Terry Haines

Clinical Simulation in Nursing | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021


Introduction: Health professional students may commonly encounter cognitive dissonance when they leave university and enter clinical placement. The primary aim was to understand if education and placement impact health professional student's knowledge of falls prevention evidence base. Theoretical Framework: The research design was a repeated-measure, pre-post workshop intervention, followed postplacement, intervention design. It was nested within a cluster, cross-over randomized controlled trial, and utilized data only from intervention group participants from the broader trial who were exposed to the education intervention. Methods: This was a repeated measures design. Health professional ..

View full abstract

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by 'Simulation Patient Safety Research' project - Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this trial has been received from a 'Simulation Patient Safety Research' project funding grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, Australia (ID3108). The Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria, Australia, approved the final protocol, and no restrictions have been placed on dissemination of findings.