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Title: Gaining insight into the implementation of an e-learning smoking cessation course in Latin American countries
Author: Vides-Porras, Ana
Cáceres de León, Paula
Company, Assumpta
Guillen, Olga
Arrien, Martha Alicia
Castellano, Yolanda
Margalef, Mercè
Yantuche, Wandy
Fernández Muñoz, Esteve
Martínez Martínez, Cristina
Keywords: Aprenentatge
Països en vies de desenvolupament
Tabac
Learning
Developing countries
Tobacco
Issue Date: 29-Jun-2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract: Continuous medical education focused on health problems emerging in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is scarce. Although tobacco consumption is increasing in LMICs, there is a lack of tobacco cessation training programs in these countries. To promote smoking cessation interventions in Bolivia, Guatemala and Paraguay, we adapted an e-learning program developed in Catalonia (Spain). This process evaluation study reports on reach, dose and satisfaction of participants with the course, as well as the contextual factors of its application. We conducted a multiple method evaluation, which included a survey and several focus groups, each one specific to the same type of healthcare professional (nurses, doctors, other professionals). Two hundred and ninety-two participants registered into the online course. The motivation for undertaking the course was different between doctors and nurses. The main sources of difficulty in enrolling and finishing the course were the technical problems experienced when accessing the platform, and lack of acquaintance with computers and the Internet in general. Our results show that implementing e-learning education in hospitals from LMICs is feasible, especially when there are similarities between participating countries and the country in which the original program was developed. However, several elements such as strong organizational commitment, technical support and resources and adequate communication channels should be provided to facilitate enrollment and training completion. Efforts to improve Internet access should be made to avoid jeopardizing students' motivation to enroll and complete online training.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa054
It is part of: Health Promotion International, 2020, vol. 36, num. 2, p. 349-362
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/176610
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daaa054
ISSN: 0957-4824
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