Training Effectiveness

Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the Impact of Access to Clinical Endocrinology Video Demonstrations with Access to Usual Revision Resources on Medical Student Performance and Clinical Endocrinology Skills

The aim of this study was to determine the value of on-demand video-based training for clinical skills acquisition by medical students in endocrinology in comparison to traditional revision materials. [adapted from abstract]

Role of AFB Microscopy Training in Improving the Performance of Laboratory Professionals: Analysis of Pre and Post Training Evaluation Scores

The objective of this study was to investigate the role of AFB microscopy refresher training on the performance of tuberculosis laboratory professionals in Ethiopia. [adapted from author]

Framework for Outcome-Level Evaluation of in-Service Training of Health Care Workers

This paper presents the methods and results of a project to develop an outcome-focused training evaluation framework that links health care worker training to improved health outcomes. [adapted from abstract]

Programmatic Assessment of Competency-Based Workplace Learning: When Theory Meets Practice

This study tested a program of assessment for competency-based health worker education designed to evaluate the maximum facilitation of learning and robustness of high-stake decisions as well as supply information for the improvement of curricular quality. [adapted from author]

National Portfolio for Postgraduate Family Medicine Training in South Africa: A Descriptive Study of Acceptability, Educational Impact, and Usefulness for Assessment

Since 2007 a portfolio of learning has become a requirement for assessment of postgraduate family medicine training by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. The aim of this study was to investigate the portfolio’s acceptability, educational impact, and perceived usefulness for assessment of competence. [from abstract]

Quality of Care, Risk Management, and Technology in Obstetrics to Reduce Hospital-Based Maternal Mortality in Senegal and Mali (QUARITE): A Cluster-Randomised Trial

This article assesses the effect of a trial multifaceted intervention to promote maternity death reviews and onsite training for health workers in emergency obstetric care in referral hospitals with high maternal mortality rates in Senegal and Mali. [adapted from summary]

Islam and Family Planning: Changing Perceptions of Health Care Providers and Medical Faculty in Pakistan

The authors evaluated the effectiveness of a training for facility-based health care providers, managers, and medical college faculty members that offered client-centered family planning services, including a module to explain the Islamic viewpoint on family planning. [adapted from abstract]

Educating on Professional Habits: Attitudes of Medical Students Towards Diverse Strategies for Promoting Influenza Vaccination and Factors Associated with the Intention to Get Vaccinated

This cross-sectional study evaluated the effect of three influenza vaccination promotional strategies on medical students’ intention to get vaccinated and associated factors. It also concludes that given previous vaccination is a factor associated with the intention to get vaccinated, education on vaccination of health care workers should begin while they are students. [adapted from abstract]

Evaluating an Implementation Strategy in Cardiovascular Prevention to Improve Prescribing of Statins in Germany: An Intention to Treat Analysis

This study evaluated the impact of a brief educational intervention in cardiovascular prevention in primary care physicians’ prescribing behavior regarding statins beyond their participation in a randomized controlled trial. [from abstract]

Knowledge and Confidence of South African Health Care Providers Regarding Post-Rape Care: A Cross-Sectional Study

The objectives of this paper are to identify the factors associated with higher knowledge and confidence in providers at the commencement of a training on post-rape care and to reflect on the implications of this for training and other efforts being made to improve services. [from abstract]

Clinical Care for Sexual Assault Survivors Multimedia Training: A Mixed-Methods Study on Healthcare Providers' Attitudes, Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice in Humanitarian Settings

This study evaluated the effect of multimedia training tool to encourage competent, compassionate, and confidential clinical care for sexual assault survivors in low-resource settings on healthcare providers’ attitudes, knowledge, confidence, and practices in four countries. [adapted from abstract]

Barriers to Implementation of the HIV Guidelines in the IMCI Algorithm among IMCI Trained Health Workers in Zambia

Since 2004, health workers that have undergone integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) case management training have also received training in HIV assessment, but follow-up showed that 97% of the health workers assessed did not review or mention the HIV guidelines even though they had received the training. This study aimed to explore reasons for non-adherence to HIV guidelines in the IMCI algorithm and make recommendations on how this can be improved. [adapted from abstract]

Changes in Clients' Care Ratings after HIV Prevention Training of Hospital Workers in Malawi

This study examined the changes in clients’ health-care ratings before and after hospital workers received an HIV prevention intervention in Malawi, which increased the workers’ personal and work-related HIV prevention knowledge, attitudes and preventive behaviors. [from abstract]

Evaluation of Pre-Service Training on Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness in Ethiopia

This survey was conducted to assess the status of pre-service training on the integrated management of newborn and childhood illness strategy and its ability to equip health workers with essential knowledge and skills to effectively manage sick children with common neonatal and childhood diseases. [adapted from abstract]

Does Shortening the Training on Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Guidelines Reduce Its Effectiveness? A Systematic Review

Implementation of the integrated management of childhood illness strategy with an 11-day training course for health workers improves care for ill children in outpatient settings in developing countries. This study aimed to determine if shortening the training to reduce cost reduces its effectiveness. [adapted from abstract]

Trends in Health Worker Performance after Implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Strategy in Benin

Training health workers to use integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI) guidelines can improve care for ill children in outpatient settings in developing countries. This article aimed to determine if the performance of IMCI-trained health workers deteriorated over 3 years. [from abstract]

Novel Method of Assessing Quality of Postgraduate Psychiatry Training: Experiences from a Large Training Programme

This article reports on a comprehensive assessment of the quality of training at a large postgraduate psychiatry training institute using non-anonymised face-to-face interviews with trainees and their trainers, which successfully elicited strengths and weakness of the program and may well provide important information to allow for targeted improvement of health training in general. [adapted from abstract]

Effectiveness of a Brief Educational Workshop Intervention among Primary Care Providers at 6 Months: Uptake of Dental Emergency Supporting Resources

This descriptive study used a validated questionnaire survey instrument to measure the effectiveness of a short multimodal educational intervention in the management of dental emergencies, including education in supporting resources, through the uptake and perceived usefulness of supporting resources at 6 months following the intervention. [adapted from abstract]

Effect of Implementing Undergraduate Competency-Based Medical Education on Students' Knowledge Acquisition, Clinical Performance and Perceived Preparedness for Practice: a Comparative Study

This study compared knowledge acquisition, clinical performance and perceived preparedness for practice of students from a competency-based active learning curriculum and a prior active learning curriculum. [from abstract]

Measuring the Effectiveness of an Intensive IPV Training Program Offered to Greek General Practitioners and Residents of General Practice

The need for effective training of primary care physicians in the prevention, detection and handling of intimate partner violence (IPV) has been widely acknowledged, given its frequency in daily practice. The current intervention study aimed to measure changes in the actual IPV knowledge, perceived knowledge, perceived preparedness and detection ability of practicing general practitioners and general practice residents, following an intensive IPV training program. [from abstract]

Study on Korean Nursing Students' Educational Outcomes

The purpose of this study was to describe outcome indicators of nursing education including critical thinking, professionalism, leadership, and communication and to evaluate differences among nursing programs and academic years. [from abstract]

Well Prepared for Work? Junior Doctors' Self-Assessment After Medical Education

This study examines the association between self-assessed deficits in medical skills and knowledge and the feeling of preparedness of junior doctors in order to determine which aspects of medical education need to be addressed in more detail in order to improve the quality of this transition phase and in order to increase patient safety. [from abstract]

Reflections of Students Graduating from a Transforming Medical Curriculum in South Africa: A Qualitative Study

This research evaluated the graduating students’ perceptions of transformed curriculum called the Graduate Entry Medical Programme in South Africa. [adapted from abstract]

Training Health Care Professionals in Root Cause Analysis: A Cross-Sectional Study of Post-Training Experiences, Benefits and Attitudes

This cross-section study evaluates the effectiveness of training programs to build the local capacity and capability of health workers in root cause analysis (RCA), used to investigate patient safety incidents and facilitate organizational learning. [adapted from abstract]

Short and Long-Term Transfer of Urethral Catheterization Skills from Simulation Training to Performance on Patients

Although training on simulators is common, little is known about the transfer of learned skills to real clinical practice. This study aimed to evaluate the short- and long-term effects of urethral catheterization simulated skills training on performance on real patients and to examine whether watching a video of the procedure immediately before assessment enhanced clinical performance. [from abstract]

Ethics Curriculum for Short-Term Global Health Trainees

This article outlines and evaluates an introductory curriculum on ethical challenges for health workers training in global health. [adapted from author]

Teaching Medical Students Neonatal Resuscitation: Knowledge Gained and Retained from a Brief Simulation-based Training Workshop

This study assessed the effectiveness of a neonatal resuscitation training workshop for final-year medical students in Malaysia in improving knowledge immediately post-training and at the end of the year. [adapted from abstract]

Developing European Guidelines for Training Care Professionals in Mental Health

Although mental health promotion is a priority mental health action area for all European countries, high level training resources and high quality skills acquisition in mental health promotion are still relatively rare. The aim of the current paper is to present the results of a project to develop guidelines for training social and health care professionals in mental health promotion. [adapted from abstract]

Scaling Up Specialist Training in Developing Countries: Lessons Learned from the First 12 Years of Regional Postgraduate Training in Fiji - a Case Study

In 1997, regional specialist training was established in Fiji, consisting of one-year Postgraduate Diplomas followed by three-year master’s degree programs in anesthesia, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and surgery. The evolution of these programs during the first 12 years is presented in this article. [from abstract]

Seven Years of the Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India: An Internal Evaluation

Beginning in 2001, the National Institute of Epidemiology admitted 80 trainees in its two-year field epidemiology training programme. This article evaluated the first seven years of the programme to identify strengths and weaknesses. [adapted from author]