Evaluation and Comparison of the Effectiveness of an Online Ground Round between Audiology and Occupational Therapy Students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Document Type : Original Article


1 Audiology Department, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Occupational Therapy Department, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz,Iran

3 Speech Therapy Department, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


Background: This study conducted to explore and compare the effectiveness of an online ground round between two groups of audiology and occupational therapy of Ahvaz Jundishpaur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS) students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Methods: The study groups of this analytical cross-sectional study consisted of all fourth-year undergraduate students of audiology and occupational therapy. After implementation of the online grand round, the satisfaction questionnaire and knowledge exam were completed by the students.
Results: The level of satisfaction in both groups was above average (average>3); however, there was a significant difference in the mean total score of satisfaction questionnaire between the two groups (P=0.00). The mean score of the knowledge exam was 6.46±1.59 and 6.28±1.89 in the audiology and occupational therapy groups, respectively. Nevertheless, there was no significant difference in the mean score of this exam between the two groups (P=0.78).
Conclusion: The online grand round can play an effective role in transferring the teacher's experiences to students during the COVID-19 pandemic, when it is not possible to hold face-to-face classes.


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