An evaluation of a board game as an aid to teaching neonatal primary care

Curationis. 1994 Feb;17(1):38-9.


A postal questionnaire survey was sent to the recipients of the first printing of a board game designed to help midwives learn neonatal primary care. Of 99 questionnaires, 79 (79.8%) were returned. Of the 79 respondents 67 (84.8%) had used the game. Of the 67 who had used the game, 58 (86.6%) found it "very" or "quite" easy to learn, 63 (94.0%) enjoyed it and 66 (98.5%) intended to use the game again. Sixty six (98.5%) felt there was a need for similar games dealing with other subjects. It is concluded that "Neonopoly" functions well as a game and that there are indications that it aids learning. The most important drawback was an insufficient number of question cards. There is a widely perceived need for similar games dealing with other subjects.

MeSH terms

  • Education, Nursing, Continuing
  • Games, Experimental*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Midwifery / education*
  • Neonatal Nursing / education*
  • Nursing Evaluation Research
  • Primary Health Care
  • Teaching Materials*