Evaluation of a tele-education programme in Brazil

Ashish Joshi, Magdala A. Novaes, Sriram Iyengar, Josiane L. Machiavelli, Jiajie Zhang, Robert Vogler, Chiehwen E. Hsu

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Abstract

We evaluated a tele-education programme for primary care staff in Pernambuco State, Brazil. During 2008 and 2009, teleeducation sessions occurred four times each week for one hour per day. The topics included public health, child and adolescent health, mental health and nursing. After each session, participants completed an evaluation questionnaire. A total of 73 municipalities and 141 health centres participated in the programme. There were 254 tele-education sessions scheduled during the 20-month study period; of these, 224 sessions were successfully performed and 30 were cancelled. We collected 3504 responses from the satisfaction survey. There was high acceptance of the programme: 97% rated it as excellent or good.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Telemedicine and Telecare
Volume17
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Informatics

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