Relevance of the video capsule as a tool for learning Schöber Index measurement in medical students


Olfa Saidane
Emna Hannech
Selma Bouden
Mehdi Bellil
Leila Rouached
Aicha Ben Tekaya
Raoudha Tekaya
Ines Mahmoud
Mohamed Ben Salah
Leila Abdelmoula


Introduction: Medical education has progressed considerably. Information and communication technologies have been adopted as a learning tool.

Aim: We aimed to evaluate the contribution of an educational video in the acquisition of knowledge on the measurement of the Schöber index in young medical students.

Methods: This is a prospective study, spread over 4 months (February 2022-May 2022) and conducted in the rheumatology and orthopedics departments of the Charles Nicolle Hospital in Tunis. We included medical students during their externship at the mentioned services. We compared the realization of the steps of the Schöber test (testing the flexibility of the lumbar spine) before and after the visualization of an educational video.

Results: A total of 32 students (6 men and 26 women) were enrolled. There were 18 students (56%) in DCEM1 and 14 students (44%) in PCEM2. Our study showed that the number of students who correctly performed the different steps of the Schöber test increased after viewing the instructional video compared to the beginning but this increase was not significant. There were some differences between the PCEM2 and DCEM1 groups before viewing the video but this difference decreased after viewing the video.

Conclusion: Our study has demonstrated the value of an educational video in improving the knowledge of medical students. This work needs to be applied on a larger scale in different medical specialties.


Learning, Medical studies., Educational Video



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