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Pages: 2941-2944
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-3822-2
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 1-3 July, 2013
Location: Barcelona, Spain


S. Costa1, E. Franco1, E. Joventino1, R. Franco2, E. Oliveira1, B. Neves1, E. Franco Filho1, L. Falcão1, P. Noronha1

1University Center Christus – UNICHISTUS (BRAZIL)
2Faculdade Integrada da Grande Fortaleza (BRAZIL)
The importance of nurse's role in public health is recognized by healthcare institutions worldwide. Given that, it is necessary that nurses are regularly offered training related to their professional practice to enhance competencies and be evaluated accordingly. Donald Kirkpatrick, frequently mentioned as a key reference author in the evaluation methodology and scientific training, defends that an evaluation model consists of four levels: reaction, learning, behavior and results. The aim of this study was to explore the participants' reaction to training on Pap smear and Visual Inspection for Primary Care. This was a descriptive, cross-sectional, quantitative study developed in a Higher Education Institution in Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil. The non-probability sample was obtained by convenience and enrolled 144 nurses. A questionnaire collected information about sociodemographic characteristics and on the initial reaction to the training. The questionnaire was based on potential participants' expectations regarding information on the effect of general training on the course; intrinsic and extrinsic expectations; expectations of support from work coordinators and on possibilities to use the knowledge learned. In this instrument, each item had five response options, and results may amount to 10 to 50 scores. Data analysis was performed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The evaluation of Kirkpatrick´s first level involves measurement of immediate satisfaction of participants with trainning. The lower the score obtained at assessment questionnaire motivation / reaction, the greater the interest and in absorb a new knowledge or methodology proposed and the greater likelihood to incorporate this proposed inovation into everyday activities. It was observed that the majority of nurses were female (89.6%, n=129), aged between 26 and 30 years (54.2%, n=78), single (80.6%, n=116 ), with a year or less of professional practice(33.3%, n= 48), and perform their activities in primary care (69.4%, n=100). Regarding the assessment of the response to training, it was agreed 17 scores (SD ± 6.3) as the cutoff point, given it was the average score obtained by participants of this study. It was found that among 144 participants in the sample, more than half (52.1%) were willing to receive training, 41% had some resistance and 6.9% were neutral regarding their motivation. Moreover, a third (35.4%) said the interest to participate was conditional on the supply of certificates. In addition, 88.2% believed that important results in professional practice could be expected / observed after training. Given that, the vast majority of nurses (84%) was willing to receive training. We conclude that before offering trainings on professional practice, it is necessary to investigate nurses´ motivation on the topic to be able to develop and offer training strategies for proper performance and interpretation of tests in oncotic citology.
author = {Costa, S. and Franco, E. and Joventino, E. and Franco, R. and Oliveira, E. and Neves, B. and Franco Filho, E. and Falc{\~{a}}o, L. and Noronha, P.},
series = {5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN13 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-3822-2},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {1-3 July, 2013},
year = {2013},
pages = {2941-2944}}
AU - S. Costa AU - E. Franco AU - E. Joventino AU - R. Franco AU - E. Oliveira AU - B. Neves AU - E. Franco Filho AU - L. Falcão AU - P. Noronha
SN - 978-84-616-3822-2/2340-1117
PY - 2013
Y1 - 1-3 July, 2013
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 5th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN13 Proceedings
SP - 2941
EP - 2944
ER -
S. Costa, E. Franco, E. Joventino, R. Franco, E. Oliveira, B. Neves, E. Franco Filho, L. Falcão, P. Noronha (2013) NURSES MOTIVATION TO ENROLL ON CERVIX CANCER PREVENTION TRAINING, EDULEARN13 Proceedings, pp. 2941-2944.