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2022 May 20

BMC Med Educ



Use of a gamified website to increase pain neurophysiology knowledge and improve satisfaction and motivation among students studying for a degree in physiotherapy: a quasi-experimental study.


Valenzuela-Pascual F, Pàmies-Fabra J, García-Martínez E, Martínez-Navarro O, Climent-Sanz C, Gea-Sánchez M, Virgili-Gomà J, Rubí-Carnacea F, Garcia-Escudero M, Blanco-Blanco J
BMC Med Educ. 2022 May 20; 22(1):389.
PMID: 35596174.


The scientific evidence highlights the difficulties that healthcare professionals experience when managing patients with chronic pain. One of the causes of this difficulty could be related to the acquired training and the lack of knowledge about the neurophysiology of pain. In the present study, we assessed the effectiveness of a gamified web platform in acquiring knowledge about pain neurophysiology and determining the satisfaction and motivation of students of the Degree in Physiotherapy at the University of Lleida.