Education Program for Enhancing Healthcare Students' Attitudes Toward People Living With Dementia


Universitas Airlangga


Not yet enrolling




Other: Health Education

Study type


Funder types




Details and patient eligibility


The aim of this single-arm pre-post study is to examine the effectiveness of gaming-based dementia educational programs for enhancing healthcare students' attitudes toward people living with dementia (PLWD). The main questions we intend to answer follow: * What are the attitudes toward PLWD, intentions to help PLWD, knowledge of dementia, and stigma of PLWD before and after participation in the gaming-based dementia education program? * What is the effect of gaming-based dementia education programs on enhancing attitudes toward PLWD? Participants will volunteer for the class education program, which will last about 90 minutes. Participants can attend the class only once. This education program based on gaming tools will be structured with a lecture on dementia, N-impro (gaming tools), and bad/good short dramas. The gaming education program will be included in dementia-related courses.

Full description

Participants in this study will be healthcare students at an Indonesian university (i.e., nursing students, public health students, etc.) enrolled in the semesters and courses designated for implementation of this educational program. For example, nursing students at Airlangga University will be among students in their fifth semester. Prospective participants will be given new ID numbers to ensure that their student ID numbers are undetected. The protocol for this study was reviewed and approved by an ethical committee of the Faculty of Nursing at Airlangga University. Regarding recruitment, all candidate participants will be identified from the university's e-learning portal data. Students registered in the courses selected for implementation of this education program will have their data recorded at the beginning of the odd semester for the 2023/2024 academic year. Potentially eligible candidates will receive comprehensive study information and an invitation to participate. The courses coordinator and Principal Investigator (PI) will explain the Semester Learning Plan and curriculum for the selected courses at the beginning of the semester. An overview of the research session's implementation will be presented, while detailed research procedures will be explained shortly before research is undertaken. An announcement regarding implementation of the research will be made approximately one week in advance, and recruitment will be carried out through Google Forms. Candidate participants will receive new IDs for this study and information about the schedule and location of the educational program through a class announcement three days prior. On the intervention date, candidate participants will be present at the designated location and sign an attendance sheet using their new IDs. The PI will explain all stages of the study and reiterate regarding participants' freedom to withdraw at any time. The recruitment of study participants will not involve coercion. Students who choose not to participate in this study will still receive regular dementia-related materials through the university's e-learning portal, but they will not receive the game-based education program. Students who agree to participate in the study will provide informed consent. Further, participants in the educational program will complete a questionnaire before and after its implementation.


400 estimated patients




Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Healthcare students enrolled in the designated semester and courses that align with the program's implementation

Exclusion Criteria: -

Trial design

Primary purpose




Interventional model

Single Group Assignment


None (Open label)

400 participants in 1 patient group

A single-arm pre-post approach will be employed in this study;
Other group
There will be no control group. All participants will receive the same treatment. The intervention to be used will be a gaming education program conducted once with each participant.
Other: Health Education

Trial contacts and locations



Central trial contact

Dianis Wulan Sari, Ph.D

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