Condition category
Not Applicable
Date applied
23/06/2005
Date assigned
04/07/2005
Last edited
11/04/2008
Prospective/Retrospective
Retrospectively registered
Overall trial status
Completed
Recruitment status
No longer recruiting

Plain English Summary

Not provided at time of registration

Trial website

Contact information

Type

Scientific

Primary contact

Dr Peter Devitt

ORCID ID

Contact details

Dept. of Surgery
University of Adelaide
Adelaide
5005
Australia

Additional identifiers

EudraCT number

ClinicalTrials.gov number

Protocol/serial number

N/A

Study information

Scientific title

Acronym

EVS

Study hypothesis

The hypotheses to be tested are that the introduction of an electronic voting system (EVS) into a class environment enhances enjoyment of the learning experience and improves understanding and retention of knowledge of the material presented using the system in both the short and long-term.

Ethics approval

Not provided at time of registration

Study design

Randomised controlled trial

Primary study design

Interventional

Secondary study design

Randomised controlled trial

Trial setting

Other

Trial type

Quality of life

Patient information sheet

Condition

Enhancing the learning experience

Intervention

EVS system for one group of students. Second group acting as a control.

Intervention type

Other

Phase

Not Specified

Drug names

Primary outcome measures

Improved learning outcomes for students using EVS.

Secondary outcome measures

Improved enjoyment of tutorials for group using EVS.

Overall trial start date

01/01/2001

Overall trial end date

31/12/2001

Reason abandoned

Eligibility

Participant inclusion criteria

Students in their 4th year of medical education at the University of Adelaide.

Participant type

Patient

Age group

Adult

Gender

Both

Target number of participants

102

Participant exclusion criteria

Students not in their 4th year of medical education at the University of Adelaide.

Recruitment start date

01/01/2001

Recruitment end date

31/12/2001

Locations

Countries of recruitment

Australia

Trial participating centre

Dept. of Surgery
Adelaide
5005
Australia

Sponsor information

Organisation

University of Adelaide, Medical School (Australia)

Sponsor details

North Terrace
Adelaide
5005
Australia

Sponsor type

University/education

Website

Funders

Funder type

University/education

Funder name

University of Adelaide (Australia) - Teaching Development Grant

Alternative name(s)

Funding Body Type

Funding Body Subtype

Location

Results and Publications

Publication and dissemination plan

Not provided at time of registration

Intention to publish date

Participant level data

Not provided at time of registration

Results - basic reporting

Publication summary

Results in http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16000178

Publication citations

  1. Results

    Palmer EJ, Devitt PG, De Young NJ, Morris D, Assessment of an electronic voting system within the tutorial setting: a randomised controlled trial [ISRCTN54535861]., BMC Med Educ, 2005, 5, 1, 24, doi: 10.1186/1472-6920-5-24.

Additional files

Editorial Notes