Online Program

Explore the effectiveness of systematic solution to the capacity building of HCPS' diabetes care

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 2:50 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Chia-Lun Lee, Head Nurse, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Shih-Huai Hsiao, Lecturer, Superintendent Office / Department of Public Health, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Meng-Chuan Huang, Associate Professor, Director, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Mei-Hsing Chen, Director, Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Tenneth Dalipanda, Medical Officer, Ministry of Health & Medical Services, Solomon Islands, Honiara, Solomon Islands
Wen-Ter Lai, Department of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Background: According to World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Report, Pacific Island countries and territories are facing a crisis due to an epidemic of NCDs such as diabetes rates of 40%, Solomon Islands (SI) is one of them. One of 2006-2015 National Health Strategies Plans of SI is to improve healthcare professional's (HCPs) knowledge of diabetes care. Taiwan collaborates with SI to achieve this national plan since 2009. Aim of this study was to evaluate the results of 4-year diabetic educators training program in this Melanesian country. Materials and Methods: Systematic training program designed by Taiwan Health Center (THC) and SI were conducted by lectures, video and hands-on practice-based learning in first two-year phase. The customized posters and booklets were introduced and used by seed HCPs in the second two-year phase. Structural questionnaires were used to evaluate the outcome of program in the pre- and post-trained stages. Results: 123 health workers were trained in 2009-2012. The average scores of pre- and post-test were statistically significant improved (42.1 to 64.6). Over 90% of them reported satisfied with the training program strongly, especially hands-on practice-based learning. Nine seed HCPs were scored into “often or always teaching effectiveness” (rating 4~5) by using Cleveland Clinic's Clinical Teaching Effectiveness Instrument. Conclusion: Customized diabetic educator training program including lectures, hands-on practice-based learning, posters and booklets for this developing country showed a positive effect and fitted the needs of HCPs. This program can be applied to the importance of training the seed HCPs to learn latest information on diabetic care and this updated knowledge can also be presented and delivered by the HCPs. We strongly suggest the NCD organizers in Melanesian countries could invite training officers and NCD coordinators from other provinces to participant this kind of program to spread the model into all countries.

Learning Areas:

Chronic disease management and prevention
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate the Effectiveness of systematic 4-year DM Educator Training Courses in Solomon Islands

Keyword(s): Diabetes, Developing Countries

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to be an abstract author on the content I am responsible for because I have been the head nurse of endocrinology and metabolism department and certified diabetic educator for several years. I have been involved in this program for more than 4 years. That's why I have the ability to present this topic.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

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