Knowledge and perceptions of Undergraduate and Postgraduate nursing students about the use of 3D digital printing

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Πληροφορική της Υγείας
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2021-01-12
Year:
2021
Author:
Anagnostopoulos Sotirios
Supervisors info:
Ιωάννης Μαντάς, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Νικόλαος Φώτος, Επίκουρος Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Εμμανουήλ Ζούλιας, ΕΔΙΠ, Τμήμα Νοσηλευτικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Γνώσεις και αντιλήψεις των Προπτυχιακών και Μεταπτυχιακών φοιτητών νοσηλευτικής σχετικά με την χρήση της τρισδιάστατης εκτύπωσης
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Knowledge and perceptions of Undergraduate and Postgraduate nursing students about the use of 3D digital printing
Summary:
Introduction: 3D printing is applicable in various fields. The manufacture of additives is in a unique position to support the lack of critical medical devices. It has been observed that the applications of 3D technology in the field of Health Scientists are an important tool for routine interventions and for better training of health personnel.
The purpose of this study was to explore the knowledge and perceptions of undergraduate and postgraduate nursing students in relation to the use of 3D printing.
Methodology: In order to gather the required information a 16-item questionnaire was created. The first section was about the demographic characteristics and social profile of the students. The second section was followed by six questions, where the students’ knowledge was explored. In the third section there were ten questions about the student’s attitude.
Results: The study population included 364 participants with a mean age of 24.7 years, and 80.8% were women while 87.6% were unmarried. 62.4% were undergraduate students. 89.9% used the internet moderately to very much for scientific purposes. Regarding the participant’s knowledge of 3D printing, it seems that they had heard about the use of 3D printers (78.8%), but few had access to them (0.5%) or had attended any courses on 3D printers (3,6%). The average knowledge score for these uses was 2.6, just like the average knowledge score for the applications they have
Regarding the participants' perceptions of 3D printing, there is an attitude score that takes values from 0- 10. The average positive perception score was 7.7 and the standard deviation was 1.5.
Most said that 3D printers have advantages (97%) and would help improve education (94%) and improve patient’s quality of life (86.5%).
Men were more knowledgeable about the applications of 3D printers. The above variables explain 8% of the variability of the knowledge score.
There was a statistical relationship at the level of 0.20 (p <0.20) between 7 independent variables and the positive attitude score for 3D printers.
Conclusions: The increased use of the internet for scientific purposes was associated with more knowledge mainly of men about the uses of 3D printers. For both sexes it seems that the use of the internet for scientific purposes was associated with more knowledge about applications and uses but was also associated with a more positive attitude. TEI graduates had a more positive view of 3D printers.
Keywords: 3D printer, 3D printing education, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, applications of 3D printing, Knowledge and Attitude.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
3D printer, 3D printing education, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Applications of 3D printing, Knowledge and Attitude
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
No
Number of references:
83
Number of pages:
107

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