Document Type : Original Article


Nursing and Midwifery Care Research Center, Nursing and Midwifery School, Isfahan University of Medical Science, Isfahan, Iran Department of Medical Education, Virtual University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran


BACKGROUND: One of the most important clinical teaching keys is the use of new evaluation that 
plays an essential role in strengthening the quality level of clinical skills students. Hence, the aim 
of this study was to determine the effect of smartphone clinical skills recording in the labor ward on 
satisfaction of midwifery students.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a quasi‑experimental study that was conducted on 60 midwifery 
students in the 8th semester was selected through the convenience sampling method. Clinical 
skills of labor ward recorded by two methods groups (smartphone and traditional). The satisfaction 
questionnaire was completed before and after by the two groups. Data were analyzed using the 
descriptive and inferential statistics through the SPSS version 22 software.
RESULTS: Independent t‑test showed that the satisfaction scores before intervention in both 
smartphone and traditional groups were not statistically significant (P = 0.126), whereas there was 
a significant difference between two groups after intervention (P = 0.002).
CONCLUSION: The use of smartphone techniques in the labor ward can be effect in clinical skills 
recording among midwifery students.


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