Academic application of text messages in a first aid course: a pilot study in a private university in Lima, Peru

Authors

  • Rodrigo M. Carrillo-Larco Facultad de Medicina “Alberto Hurtado”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Sociedad Cientifica de Estudiantes de Medicina Cayetano Heredia (SOCEMCH), Facultad de Medicina ¨Alberto Hurtado¨, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.
  • Sebastián B. Shu-Yip Facultad de Medicina “Alberto Hurtado”, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru. Sociedad Científica de Estudiantes de Medicina Cayetano Heredia (SOCEMCH), Facultad de Medicina ¨Alberto Hurtado¨, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.
  • José E. Pérez-Lu Facultad de Salud Publica y Administracion, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2015.322.1620

Keywords:

Education, medical, Educational technology, Biomedical technology

Abstract

The aim of the study was to develop and evaluate the impact of an educational intervention with the use of text messages (SMS) in a first aid course. A prospective study and intervention was conducted. Two steps were implemented: 1) a qualitative study to design the SMS and 2) the intervention with the sending of the SMS messages. The outcome variable was the final grade of students. Multivariate models were constructed, prevalence ratios and confidence intervals at 95% were calculated. The first phase revealed that the SMS should be educational-theoretical, motivational, and multiple choice. In the intervention there were 66 participants in the control and intervention group. The average age was 17.7 (± 1.2) years. The intervention group obtained higher scores compared with the control group (PR = 4.82; 95% CI: 1.58 to 14.72). In
conclusion, SMS with informative and motivational content is useful in the formation of undergraduate medicine.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Published

2015-06-19

Issue

Section

Brief Report

How to Cite

1.
Carrillo-Larco RM, Shu-Yip SB, Pérez-Lu JE. Academic application of text messages in a first aid course: a pilot study in a private university in Lima, Peru. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2015 Jun. 19 [cited 2024 May 25];32(2):278-82. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/1620

Most read articles by the same author(s)

1 2 > >>