Finally, the 4D pilot study has started!

After all the time, the work package 4 leader, the University of Duisburg-Essen and the rest of the project partners have reached the moment to start the phase of the pilot study, early 2024. All together, and its supportive teams, has been working the past months on the pilot study implementation.

Within this time period, a total of 55 participating students and 15 healthcare professionals from Germany, Spain and Poland will put in practice and use the 4D toolkit application.

A pilot study is one of the important stages in a research project and is conducted to identify potential problem areas. TecnoCampus has been progressing quite good, running some activities, such as:

  1. Training progress: successfully conducted two training sessions for the Learning Tool Box: (1) On January 8th, trained students and (2) On January 15th, the training was extended to the clinical nurses. Both sessions were highly productive and effectively aligned with the primary objective of implementing mobile technology in practical healthcare settings.
  2. Pre- and Post-questionnaires: On January 8th, administered the pre-questionnaire to the students. At that moment, we have results available. Post-questionnaires will be conducted with students once the practice period concludes (after March 8th, 2024).
  3. Semi-structured interviews: TecnoCampus and IGTP Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol have scheduled a meeting  to plan the process and organization of the semi-structured interviews (3-4 clinical tutors and 8-10 students).
  4. Initial usage analysis: conducted an initial analysis of the Learning Tool Box usage during the coming weeks.

The University of Duisburg-Essen and the Medical University of Lublin, are being in the process to obtain the ethical committee approval from their respective institutions.