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Use of performance indicators as tracers in evaluating the training curriculum of a field level health worker in Sri Lanka

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M. W. Gunthunga ,

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Community Medicine
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D. N. Fernando

University of Colombo, LK
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Department of Community Medicine
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Abstract

Objectives: To identify deficiencies of training of Public Health Midwives using performance indicators as tracers.

 

Methodology: Performance of Public Health Midwives, a community level health worker in Sri Lanka, was assessed using multiple methods. Performance deficiencies were used as tracers to identify the relevant segments of the basic training curriculum. Analysis of the curriculum was done using path way analysis,

 

Results: Areas of deficient performance were identified in maternal care, childcare, sterile procedure and in testing urine for albumin and sugar, Even though the relevant topics have been taught, they have been given low priority in evaluations.

 

Conclusions: It was revealed that an in-depth study of the process of teaching should be performed to decide the nature of curriculum revision required. It was recommended to offer an in service training to the present Public Health Midwives.
How to Cite: Gunthunga, M.W. and Fernando, D.N., 2002. Use of performance indicators as tracers in evaluating the training curriculum of a field level health worker in Sri Lanka. Journal of the College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka, 7(1), pp.22–25. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jccpsl.v7i1.8284
Published on 29 Dec 2002.
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