Instruments evaluating the self-directed learning abilities among nursing students and nurses: a systematic review of psychometric properties.

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Summary of "Instruments evaluating the self-directed learning abilities among nursing students and nurses: a systematic review of psychometric properties."

Modern healthcare institutions are continuously changing, and Self-Directed Learning (SDL) abilities are considered a prerequisite for both nursing students and nurses in order to be proactive about these demanding challenges. To date, no systematic reviews of existing instruments aimed at detecting and critically evaluating SDL abilities have been published. Therefore, the aims of this review are: 1) identify the instruments for assessment of SDL abilities among nursing students and nurses; 2) critically evaluate the methodological studies quality; and 3) compare the psychometric properties of the available instruments.


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Name: BMC medical education
ISSN: 1472-6920
Pages: 229


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