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The Impact of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Lecturing (PBL)

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: September 4, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2008
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Information provided by:
University of Tasmania
The present study aimed to compare the effect of education through problem-based learning (PBL) or lectures on behavior, attitude and learning of nursing students.

Condition Intervention
Learning Behavioral: PBL

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: The Impact of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) and Lecturing on the Behavior and Attitudes of Iranian Nursing Students: a Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT)

Further study details as provided by University of Tasmania:

Study Start Date: February 2006
Study Completion Date: January 2008
Primary Completion Date: July 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 2 Behavioral: PBL
No Intervention: A, 2, III

Detailed Description:
A total of 40 second-year nursing students participated: 20 students in the PBL group and 20 students in the traditional lecture (control) group. The students underwent a one-semester course using the two methods of education

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Ages Eligible for Study:   19 Years to 23 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Students must not have been exposed to PBL

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Biased and specific students
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Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr Heydarnejad, Assistant Professor
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00747188     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SAEED1
First Submitted: September 3, 2008
First Posted: September 4, 2008
Last Update Posted: September 4, 2008
Last Verified: September 2008

Keywords provided by University of Tasmania:
Problem-based learning (PBL)
none of students had any prior exposure to PBL