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ERIC Number: EJ1169974
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8969
Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a First Aid Health Volunteers' Training Programme Using Kirkpatrick's Model: A Pilot Study
Vizeshfar, Fatemeh; Momennasab, Marzieh; Yektatalab, Shahrzad; Iman, Mohamad Taghi
Health Education Journal, v77 n2 p190-197 Mar 2018
Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a health volunteers' complementary training programme on first aid. Design: Quasi-experimental study. Setting: A comprehensive health centre in the southwest of Iran. Method: The study was conducted in the second half of 2015 with all 25 health volunteers in the Qamar Bani Hashem comprehensive health centre, who had participated in the complementary training programme related to first aid. Volunteers' satisfaction, learning, performance and the resulting outcomes of the training programme were evaluated using Kirkpatrick's model. Results: At the first level of Kirkpatrick's model, 36% (n = 9) of the participants evaluated different aspects of the programme (including trainers, content and facilities) as excellent. At the second and third levels, the volunteers' learning (p < 0.0001) and performance (p < 0.0001) had improved. At the fourth level, the mean ± standard deviation score of the programme outcome was 25.36 ± 2.27, indicating that the volunteers believed that the training course had been effective. Conclusion: An evaluation based on Kirkpatrick's model showed that the volunteers' training programme was able to increase the knowledge and skills of participants with regard to first aid. Using this model, we were able to assess the effectiveness of each of the components of the programme separately, together with the overall effectiveness of the programme.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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