Assessing the Efficacy and Value of Trainings

Consensus has not yet emerged regarding the most suitable pre- and post-training assessment tools. Although a variety of assessment tools is available, the lack of thorough, authoritative reviews of such tools will continue to make comparing and validating the ones that may be suitable
for a particular organization or program a difficult and time-consuming process.

A minimum expectation is that such tools should reveal whether an individual has understood the content of the training. However, more valuable assessments would be able to determine whether participants have been able to transfer knowledge and skills from the trainings into clinical practice and whether the trainings have had any impact on patient and consumer satisfaction or outcomes.




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