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Table 10 Key characteristics of computer-based dementia education programmes

From: Establishing the effectiveness of technology-enabled dementia education for health and social care practitioners: a systematic review

Study Setting/participants Programme Duration Programme characteristics
Downs, Turner et al. 2006 [1] Primary care
GP practices
Educational tutorial on CD-ROM Total duration: NS Delivery methods: CD-ROM
Instructional strategy: case-based
MID: electronic book (hypertext indexing system)
Matsumura, Shinno et al. 2018 [63] Higher education
Medical students
Clinic simulator with virtual patients (alongside conventional learning) Simulator duration: 0.75 h Delivery methods: Windows 7 Operating System
Instructional strategy: Simulated learning; case-based
MID: 3D simulation; text; video
Rababa, Masha'al 2020 [64] Higher education
Nursing students
Computer-based BPS for pain management in people with dementia 6 sessions
Session duration: 1-h duration
Delivery methods: computer-based
Instructional strategy: BPS; case-based
MID: NS
Ruiz, Smith et al. 2006 [65] Higher education
Nursing students
Multimedia training CD-ROM: Alzheimer’s and other Dementias 7 modules
Module duration: 20–30 min
Delivery methods: CD-ROM
Instructional strategy: NS
MID: video; text; graphics; audio
Tsai, Kitch et al. 2018 [67] Long-term care
Nursing Assistants and Residents
Computer-based simulation—appropriate level of dressing assistance for people with dementia (with conventional learning) Simulator duration: 2 h Delivery methods: tablet device
Instructional strategy: simulated learning; video modelling
MID: video; text
  1. BPS Branching path simulation, MID Mode of information delivery, NS Not stated/specified