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MACHUCA CONTRERAS, Felipe. Evaluation of the design of cycles of improvement in undergraduate nursing students developed through project-based learning. Enfermería (Montevideo) [online]. 2018, vol.7, n.1, pp.74-86. ISSN 1688-8375.

The goal of this article is to describe the level of performance in the final product of fifth and ninth grade nursing students who developed an improvement cycle design under the project-based learning methodology. This quantitative descriptive cross-sectional study was developed according to the reliability of the instrument of evaluation of the final product of the improvement cycle developed through problem-based learning. The level of performance was described according to the level of the student's study plan and the theoretical relationships were analyzed. The final product evaluation tool of the improvement cycle developed by problem-based learning obtained a Cronbach's alpha of 0.852. Statistical analysis of ANOVA (F = 3,155, P = 0.057) showed no differences in the level of performance, but the Tukey HSD test indicates that ninth semester students concentrated (M = 121.00, DS = 12.12) have significantly higher performance scores. The conditions for a better performance in the product of the improvement cycle developed through problem-based learning were observed in the following characteristics: higher level in which the students took the course, greater number of tutoring hours, lower number of students per teacher and fewer students per group.

Keywords : Nursing Education Research; Nursing Education; Nursing Students.

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