EVALUATING PSYCHOMOTOR SKILLS OF THE SÜLEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY STUDENTS BY 9-HOLE PEG TEST
Keywords:Dentistry, Dental Education, Psychomotor Skills
Aim: To measure and evaluate the effects of the curriculum applied in the Faculty of Dentistry on the psychomotor skills of the students.
Design:The study was carried on 416 volunteer students. Participants were put to the "9-hole peg test" (9-HPT). The results were classified by considering the students' grades (1-5), gender (male and female), and the test hand (dominant/non-dominant) variables.
Methods: Although there is an improvement in the 9-HPT completion time among the dominant (DH) and non-dominant hands (NDH) of the participants in the second and third grades, it is not statistically significant.
Results: In this study, psychomotor proficiency development, considered a basic competence in the dentistry profession, was measured by the "9-HPT". The results are significant in measuring, comparing, and developing this competence by different educational methods.
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