Assessment of improvement in knowledge and skills amongst trainees of workshop on "labour and partograph"

Sidrah Nausheen, Sadia Jalil, Tauqir Anwer, Asif Zia Akhter

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Objectives: To assess the improvement in knowledge and skills amongst the trainees of the workshop on labour and partograph. Methods: Cross sectional study where 100 trainees were evaluated for improvement in knowledge and skills after workshops. Assessment tool selected for predefined objectives were a) feedback forms b)pre and post test questionnaire c)pre and post training assessment of skills. These competency based workshops were conducted at Hamdard university hospital and attended by 85 graduating final year students, 10 house officers and 5 labour room nurses. The data was entered and analyzed on SPSS. Results: Eighty percent of the trainees strongly agreed that workshop had improved their knowledge and skills and appreciated the hands on practice session. In assessment of improvement in knowledge by pre and post test questionnaire it was found that only 14.9% scored >80% in pre test whereas in post test 87.8% scored >80% with a mean of 89.5 ± 9.1. In, overall, assessment of skills only 3.6% trainees scored >80% in pre-training assessment while in post training assessment almost 98.2% scored > 80%. Conclusion: The overall results showed significant improvement in both knowledge and skills of the trainee after the workshop. Objectivity in teaching, learning and assessment gives good outcomes. We also feel that such training workshops should be done on a larger scale to train the staff in order to achieve the targets set under millennium development goals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)844-848
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


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