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Kaur A, Singh J. A Study of Training Needs Assessment of Doctors and Nurses and Approaches to Performance Improvement in a Tertiary Care Hospital: A Cross Sectional Study in Punjab, India.. JCHR 2022; 11 (3) :175-182
URL: http://jhr.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-767-en.html
1- Professor, Department of Community Medicine, SGRDIMSAR, Amritsar , prettyaman@rediffmail.com
2- Consultant Gastroenterologist, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Amritsar
Abstract:   (127 Views)
Introduction: Training has a distinct role in the achievement of an organizational goal..  The present study  aimed  to identify the training needs of the doctors and nurses in the hospital and to prioritize these training needs.
Methods: The study was   a cross sectional study which was conducted in Sri Guru Ram Das charitable Hospital Vallah, Amritsar, Punjab,India, among doctors and nurses from october to December 2019. A total of 100 doctors and nurses through Convenient Sampling were interviewed after taking informed consent. The World Health Organization–adopted Hennessy Hicks Training Needs Analysis Questionnaire, a self-reported close-ended structured questionnaire with a core set of  30 items was used. The data was analyzed using SPSS 20 version. Descriptive statistics mean and  (SD) were calculated for quantitative data and frequency ( percentages) for qualitative data. independent sample  t-test was applied to compare importance and performance scores among doctors and nurses. p value less than 0.05 and 0.01 were considered significant and highly significant respectively.
Results: There is maximum training need in research activities (average difference score of 1.5) followed by the supervisory /managerial tasks (1.2) and clinical tasks (1.1). For research activities mean (SD) difference of average score for importance and performance was 2.0 (  1.10)  among doctors and 1.6 among nurses  (0.72) while for administrative tasks it was 1.5 ( 1.10) and 0.6 (0.96) for doctors and nurses respectively. For supervisosry tasks it was 1.4 (  0.94) among doctors and 0.9(SD 0.78) among nurses.( p value for research activities,  administrative tasks and supervisory task was .03, .000 and .003 respectively)

Conclusions: Among all the categories of activities, maximum training need was found for research activities followed by the supervisory /managerial tasks and clinical tasks
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Received: 2021/05/24 | Accepted: 2022/09/19 | Published: 2022/10/19

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