Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Online ISSN : 2187-5626
Print ISSN : 0915-5287
Original Article
Association between computer-based testing and national examination results among physical therapy students
Akira KuboYukari HorimotoHeonsoo HanKaori Sadakiyo
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2018 Volume 30 Issue 6 Pages 790-793


[Purpose] This study examines the relationship between the results of computer-based testing (CBT) and level of satisfaction with learning, school life, graduation research, and national examination results among freshman and sophomore undergraduate physical therapy students. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of this survey were 56 male and 42 female physical therapy students who graduated from the International University of Health and Welfare, Ohtawara, in March 2017. The students were ranked according to four 25th-percentile groups based on the results of CBT, which was conducted at the end of freshman and sophomore years. A visual analog scale was used to assess satisfaction levels at the end of sophomore, junior, and senior years. The results of the national examination were scored independently. [Results] Compared with the freshman-year CBT results, we found a significant difference in learning satisfaction during the senior year and in the national examination. In addition, compared with the sophomore-year CBT results, there was a significant difference in learning satisfaction for sophomore, junior, and senior years, as well as in the national examination. [Conclusion] We found a link between the CBT results from freshman and sophomore years and those from the national examination. The results suggest that CBT has an educational effect.

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