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Iranian Journal of Medical Education 2011, 10(5): 668-674 Back to browse issues page
Training Needs Assessment of Health Care Providers (Behvarzan) Working in Health Networks in Isfahan Province
Hadayatolah Asgari, Maryam Kheirmand , Mohamadhossein Yarmohmdian, Mohsen Rohani, Sediqeh Ansari Pour
, m_kheirmand@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Community needs are constantly changing and identifying training needs required for a successful education system is often the first step in planning training courses which indeed ensures effectiveness of training programs. In Iran's health system , Behvarzan are at the forefront of health care provision therefore, a need for setting priorities for planning and implementing necessary training courses for this group was felt. Methods: This is a descriptive study on a population of 1621 health care providers(behvars), managers, instructors, and experts working in Isfahan health networks. Sampling method wash census. Data collection was done using consensus model. A questionnaire with open-ended questions was used for collecting data. The reliability was confirmed by experts and the validity was confirmed through Cronbach's alpha (76%). Results: The highest priority training needs were identified in these fields: health and life skills, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases, nutrition and medicine, environmental health, occupational health, oral health care. Conclusion: There was not much consensus among experts, instructors and health care providers(behvars)about training needs of health care workers. This could be due to low intra-organizational interactions. Also the network structure is so that the views of training recipients (workers), observers (network experts) health care providers, and teachers (instructors)are not taken into account for the planning of training courses. Vastness of the health network could also be another explanation.
Keywords: Educational needs assessment, Behvarz, Health Network, Delphi Technique, Tell Star Technique, Fish Bowl Technique, Concensus Assessment Model
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Received: 2011/01/26 | Accepted: 2011/08/4 | Published: 2011/02/15
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Asgari H, Kheirmand M, Yarmohmdian M, Rohani M, Ansari Pour S. Training Needs Assessment of Health Care Providers (Behvarzan) Working in Health Networks in Isfahan Province. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2011; 10 (5) :668-674
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