Packets containing three copies of the LOCFAS, a demographic data sheet, and an instructional evaluation form were distributed at the beginning of the video teaching session.
Packets containing three copies of LOCFAS, a demographic data sheet, and an instructional evaluation form were distributed at the beginning of the presentation.
Reliability of the LOCFAS rating was assessed for each instructional group by using ICC.
Differences among the instructional groups on accuracy of overall LOCFAS ratings and average accuracy of individual behaviors were investigated by using one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), with instructional group as the independent variable and each participant's accuracy rating as the dependent variable.
This study provides initial information for hospital nursing education departments that may help guide them in the development of orientation packets, inservice programs, and selection of methodology for continuing education programs using LOCFAS to assess patients with altered cognitive functioning.