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COMSEP 2005 North Carolina Meeting

Poster Presentation:


Enhancing the Proficiency of Residents in Otitis Media (ePROM):
Resident Performance and Feedback Following an Innovative, Web-based Curriculum

Authors:

 PH Kaleida, MD1,2, DL Ploof, EdD1, N Shaikh, MD1,2, DK Colborn, BS1, DH Kearney, RN, CCRC1, J Chianese, MD1,2 and A Hoberman, MD1,2. 1Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, and 2University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


 Objective: To evaluate a new, web-based curriculum to improve otoscopic diagnostic accuracy in otitis media.

Methods: Residents at 6 institutions used ePROM – 6 interactive, multi-modal, self-study modules with photographs, videos, clinical tips and practice sessions. We com-pared resident performance on pre- and post-module quizzes and reviewed feedback data.

Results: Table. Resident performance on ePROM pre- vs. post-module quizzes:

Change in Pre- vs. Post-Module Quiz Scores for Residents

Module

No. Residents

Mean Percent Improvement

Standard Deviation

Analysis of Paired Differences
(P Value)

1

49

32.9

19.6

<.001

2

65

28.0

16.0

<.001

3

39

12.3

21.0

<.001

4

34

15.1

13.0

<.001

5

14

23.2

17.3

<.001

6

11

36.9

21.3

.002

Post-module quiz scores were significantly higher than pre-module quiz scores for all modules. On average, 81% agreed that the modules matched their learning level; 79% found them engaging; 70% agreed that they were a good use of their time; and 77% indicated they will apply the information.

Conclusions: ePROM is an effective way to teach about otitis media and has direct applicability to other learners, such as medical students.