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ERIC Number: ED427021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Pages: 37
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Measuring the Effect of Different Training Programs on Nurses' Proficiency: Introducing a New Measurement Instrument.
Benor, Dan E.; Levine, Ruth; Bergman, Rebecca
The effects of two different approaches to training community nurses in patient self-care were evaluated. In an intensive workshop, 36 nurses were trained, and 19 of them received further personal guidance 11 times during a 6-month period. Their performance was assessed before the educational intervention, after the workshop, and after the clinical guidance. The "Workshop Group" was compared to the "Guidance Group" and a matched control group. The assessment of nursing performance was done by trained observers during the nurses' regular work hours, using an instrument titled "Observational Checklist for Patient Encounter." This instrument provides a wide range of potential uses for quality assurance and research. The development and validation of the instrument are described. The results indicate a low level of performance before the intervention and a dramatic rise in performance after the training. The clinical guidance was more effective than the workshop alone. The distribution of nurses' activities among the various domains of nursing, determined through the checklist, and the parameters of patients' lifestyles within these domains are described before and after the training. Practical conclusions are drawn for community nursing. (Contains 6 tables, 4 figures, and 32 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel