ERIC Number: ED117468
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Development and Evaluation of a Correspondence Training Program for Tumor Registrars.
Fink, C. Dennis; Ryan, Robert F.
A program designed to teach the medical vocabulary required of tumor registrars was developed and administered to 33 persons, 31 of whom were employed at 25 Louisiana hospitals. The training program was administered as a correspondence course covering such topics as the purposes of a tumor registry and how the registry is established; how to code information contained on a tumor registry; and how to abstract the chart of a cancer patient. Criterion test score results showed that on 8 of 10 criterion tests, at least 75 percent of the students scored 65 or higher. The methods described in the report can be used in developing and field-testing draft training program materials in many different subject areas. (Author)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Correspondence Study, Criterion Referenced Tests, Educational Programs, Health Personnel, Individualized Instruction, Paraprofessional Personnel, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Programed Instruction, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana Regional Medical Program, Baton Rouge.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.