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Successful mLearning Pilot in Senegal: Delivering Family Planning Refresher Training Using Interactive Voice Response and SMS.

Diedhiou A, Gilroy KE, Cox CM, Duncan L, Koumtingue D, Pacqué-Margolis S, Fort A, Settle D, Bailey R - Glob Health Sci Pract (2015)

Bottom Line: Most (90%) participants thought they learned the same or more compared with a conventional course.The mLearning system proved appropriate, feasible, and acceptable to trainees, and it was associated with sustained knowledge gains.Monitoring and evaluation of larger-scale implementation could provide evidence of system effectiveness at scale.

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Affiliation: IntraHealth International Senegal, Dakar, Senegal.

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Average Number of Questionsa Answered Correctly Before (March 2013) and After (April 2013 and February 2014) the mLearning Training Course, Senegal 2013 (N=20)a Total of 20 questions related to contraceptive side effects and misconceptions. Statistical significance (P values) calculated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test comparing each post-test to the pre-test.
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f06: Average Number of Questionsa Answered Correctly Before (March 2013) and After (April 2013 and February 2014) the mLearning Training Course, Senegal 2013 (N=20)a Total of 20 questions related to contraceptive side effects and misconceptions. Statistical significance (P values) calculated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test comparing each post-test to the pre-test.

Mentions: Overall, participants scored relatively well on the pre-test before the training, answering, on average, 12.6 questions about contraceptive side effects and misconceptions correctly out of 20 (Figure 6). After the training, the average score increased significantly to 16.0 correct questions. There was a slight decline in average knowledge scores 10 months after the post-test (to 14.8), but the knowledge level was still significantly higher than before the training. Between pre-test and the first post-test, significantly more participants answered correctly the questions on side effects of condoms, emergency contraceptive pills, and injectables, as well identifying misconceptions about LAM (results not displayed).


Successful mLearning Pilot in Senegal: Delivering Family Planning Refresher Training Using Interactive Voice Response and SMS.

Diedhiou A, Gilroy KE, Cox CM, Duncan L, Koumtingue D, Pacqué-Margolis S, Fort A, Settle D, Bailey R - Glob Health Sci Pract (2015)

Average Number of Questionsa Answered Correctly Before (March 2013) and After (April 2013 and February 2014) the mLearning Training Course, Senegal 2013 (N=20)a Total of 20 questions related to contraceptive side effects and misconceptions. Statistical significance (P values) calculated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test comparing each post-test to the pre-test.
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f06: Average Number of Questionsa Answered Correctly Before (March 2013) and After (April 2013 and February 2014) the mLearning Training Course, Senegal 2013 (N=20)a Total of 20 questions related to contraceptive side effects and misconceptions. Statistical significance (P values) calculated using Wilcoxon signed-rank test comparing each post-test to the pre-test.
Mentions: Overall, participants scored relatively well on the pre-test before the training, answering, on average, 12.6 questions about contraceptive side effects and misconceptions correctly out of 20 (Figure 6). After the training, the average score increased significantly to 16.0 correct questions. There was a slight decline in average knowledge scores 10 months after the post-test (to 14.8), but the knowledge level was still significantly higher than before the training. Between pre-test and the first post-test, significantly more participants answered correctly the questions on side effects of condoms, emergency contraceptive pills, and injectables, as well identifying misconceptions about LAM (results not displayed).

Bottom Line: Most (90%) participants thought they learned the same or more compared with a conventional course.The mLearning system proved appropriate, feasible, and acceptable to trainees, and it was associated with sustained knowledge gains.Monitoring and evaluation of larger-scale implementation could provide evidence of system effectiveness at scale.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: IntraHealth International Senegal, Dakar, Senegal.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus