Training primary care physicians in community eye health. Experiences from India


Gupta, SK; Murthy, GVS; Dada, VK; Sanga, L; John, N; (2002) Training primary care physicians in community eye health. Experiences from India. Indian journal of ophthalmology, 50 (1). pp. 63-8. ISSN 0301-4738

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Abstract

This paper describes the impact of training on primary-care physicians in community eye health through a series of workshops. 865 trainees completed three evaluation formats anonymously. The questions tested knowledge on magnitude of blindness, the most common causes of blindness, and district level functioning of the National Programme for Control of Blindness (NPCB). Knowledge of the trainers significantly improved immediately after the course (chi 2 300.16; p < 0.00001). This was independent of the timing of workshops and number of trainees per batch. Presentation, content and relevance to job responsibilities were most appreciated. There is immense value addition from training primary-care physicians in community eye health. Despite a long series of training sessions, trainer fatigue was minimal; therefore, such capsules can be replicated with great success.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Clinical Competence, Community Health Services, Community Medicine, Education, Medical, Humans, Ophthalmology, Physicians, Family, Teaching, Clinical Competence, Community Health Services, Community Medicine, education, Education, Medical, Humans, Ophthalmology, education, Physicians, Family, education, Teaching
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
Research Centre: The International Centre for Evidence in Disability
International Centre for Eye Health
PubMed ID: 12090094
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/8790

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