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The effects of domestic nursing practical education using role-play: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:309-21
Published online March 31, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Yun Am Seo1 · Sanghoo Yoon2 · Young A Kim3

1National Institute of Meteorological Sciences, 2Division of Mathematics and Big data science, Daegu University, 3College of Nursing, Jeju National University
Correspondence to: Assistant professor, Department of Nursing, Jeju National University, Jeju 63243, Korea. E-mail:
Received December 20, 2018; Revised January 23, 2019; Accepted January 31, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
This study is to identify the current status of nursing practice education using role-plays performed in Korea and to identify the effectiveness of education. Thirteen experimental studies were finally analyzed out of the reported journal articles and unpublished thesis by April 2018. The design of all studies was non-equivalent control group pre-post test design. The study participants studied only nurses, recruited nurses and doctors together, studied nursing and social welfare for college students, and conducted 10 for nursing college students. The sample size was 20∼136 people (mean: 46.1) and 20∼136 controls (mean: 45.2), and the number of role-play scenarios was 1∼8 (mean: 3.6). The six most frequently measured dependent variables were interpersonal ability, communication skill, problem-solving ability, self-directed learning ability, self-efficacy, and job satisfaction. The meta-analysis showed statistically significant high-level effect sizes on the four dependent variables excluding self-directed learning ability and job satisfaction. This study identified the effects of nursing practice education using role-play as one of the more popular methods of simulated practical education. This could be used as a basis for the evidence necessary to optimize the effectiveness of nursing practice education.
Keywords : Education, meta-analysis, nursing, practical nursing, students.