Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

A Pilot Study of the Effects of S-LP Practicum Students on Service Delivery

 
Author(s) Jennifer J. Hancock, MSc
Paul Hagler, PhD
Volume 22
Number 3
Year 1998
Page(s) 141-150
Language English
Category
Keywords clinical
education
supervision
productivity
Abstract The purpose of this pilot study was to lay the foundation for further investigation of speech-language pathology students’ impact on service delivery in the institutions in which they do their clinical training. The participants were 11 speech-language pathologist (S-LP) supervisors and their 11 S-LP student interns in final, full-time practicum placements. Data related to patient care and non-patient care (research, institutional, and community service) activities were obtained from the Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology Workload Measurement System (WMS; 1988) computer database. Four 2 x 2 mixed analyses of variance (ANOVA) were used to determine the effects of student presence and two indices of supervisor experience on the amount of patient care and the amount of non-patient care activities. Results indicated that students were not a liability in terms of patient care and were an asset in terms of non-patient care. Results are discussed in terms of their limitations and their potential implications for service delivery and for future research.



Le but de cette étude pilote était de jeter la base pour une enquête ultérieure sur l’incidence de la présence d’étudiants en orthophonie sur la prestation des services dans les établissements où ils effectuent leur formation clinique. Les participants comprenaient orthophonistes-superviseurs et leurs 11 internes étudiants effectuant leurs derniers stages pratiques à temps plein. Les données portant sur les soins aux patients et sur les autres activités (recherche, service en établissement et en communauté) ont été obtenues de la base de données informatisée du Speech/Language Pathology and Audiology Workload Measurement System (WMS; 1988). Quatre analyses mixtes de variance (ANOVA) ont été utilisées pour déterminer les effets de la présence des étudiants et deux indices d’expérience de supervision sur la somme des activités portant sur les soins aux patients et sur les autres aspects. Les résultats montrent que les étudiants n’avaient pas une incidence négative sur les soins aux patients et qu’ils avaient une incidence positive sur les autres activités. Les résultats sont examinés par rapport à leurs limites d’application et à leur signification vis-à-vis de la prestation des services et de recherches ultérieures.
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Link http://cjslpa.ca/files/1998_JSLPA_Vol_22/No_03_122-205/Hancock_Hagler_HumComm_1998.pdf
 
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