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Title: Digital education for health professions in the field of dermatology : a systematic review by digital health education collaboration
Authors: Xu, Xiaomeng
Posadzki, Pawel Przemyslaw
Lee, Grace Eunkyung
Car, Josip
Smith, Helen Elizabeth
Keywords: Dermatology
Review
Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Xu, X., Posadzki, P. P., Lee, G. E., Car, J., & Smith, H. E. (2019). Digital education for health professions in the field of dermatology : a systematic review by digital health education collaboration. Acta Dermato Venereologica, 99(2), 133-138. doi:10.2340/00015555-3068
Series/Report no.: Acta Dermato-Venereologica
Abstract: Digital health education is a new approach that is receiving increasing attention with advantages such as scalability and flexibility of education. This study employed a Cochrane review approach to assess the evidence for the effectiveness of health professions’ digital education in dermatology to improve knowledge, skills, attitudes and satisfaction. Twelve trials (n = 955 health professionals) met our eligibility criteria. Nine studies evaluated knowledge; of those two reported that digital education improved the outcome. Five studies evaluated skill; of those 3 studies stated that digital education improved this outcome whereas 2 showed no difference when compared with control. Of the 5 studies measuring learners’ satisfaction, 3 studies claimed high satisfaction scores. Two studies reported that when compared with traditional education, digital education had little effect on satisfaction. The evidence for the effectiveness of digital health education in dermatology is mixed and the overall findings are inconclusive, mainly because of the predominantly very low quality of the evidence. More methodologically robust research is needed to further inform clinicians and policymakers.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/85309
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/49193
ISSN: 0001-5555
DOI: 10.2340/00015555-3068
Rights: © 2019 Acta Dermato-Venereologica. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC license. www.medicaljournals.se/acta
Fulltext Permission: open
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