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"Web-based education and Kahoot usages in the evaluation showed positive effects on nursing students' intramuscular injection knowledge and skills" Öz and Ordu (2021).

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Background: Nursing is a discipline based on practice, which requires the integration of theory and implementation. Nurse educators should continuously review their curriculum and include “information technology” to help students obtain the required knowledge and skills.

Objectives: The present study aims to review the effects of Kahoot usage within the framework of web-based education evaluation regarding the intramuscular injection knowledge and skills of nursing students.

Design: In this semi-experimental study, 110 first-year nursing students who registered in a university in Çankırı in the academic year of 2019-2020 and selected with simple random sampling participated.

Method: While the experimental group (n = 51) was experiencing Kahoot concerning web-based education and test evaluation, the control group (n = 59) experienced face-to-face education. To evaluate the knowledge of the students, the “Intramuscular Injection Knowledge test” and the “Checklist of Intramuscular Injection” were used in this study.

Results: The findings showed that the experimental group had significantly higher mean scores in knowledge scores and skill performance for intramuscular injection.

Conclusion: Web-based education and Kahoot usages in the evaluation showed positive effects on nursing students’ intramuscular injection knowledge and skills. Therefore, Kahoot has shown itself as a promising, effective and beneficial tool as a formative evaluator in terms of motivating and supporting learning activities/processes. In light of the findings obtained in this study, we propose that Kahoot should be integrated into the curriculum in the web-based education of nursing as an alternative tool for formative evaluation.


Öz GÖ, Ordu Y. The effects of web based education and Kahoot usage in evaluation of the knowledge and skills regarding intramuscular injection among nursing students. Nurse Educ Today. 2021 Aug;103:104910. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2021.104910. Epub 2021 May 1. PMID: 34000592.