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J Prev Med Public Health > Volume 42(6); 2009 > Article
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 2009;42(6): 377-385. doi: https://doi.org/10.3961/jpmph.2009.42.6.377
Assessment of Village Health Worker Training Program in Tuguegarao, Philippine.
Jung Min Kim, Kwang Wook Koh, Chul Ho Oak, Woo Hyuk Jung, Sung Hyun Kim, Dae Hee Park
1Department of Preventive Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. kwkoh@kosin.ac.kr
2Respiratory Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
3College of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.
4Kosin University College of Nursing, Busan, Korea.
OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of 'village health worker training program' which aimed to build community participatory health promotion capacity of community leaders in villages of low developed country and to develop methods for further development of the program. METHODS: The intervention group were 134 community leaders from 25 barangays (village). Control group were 149 form 4 barangays. Intervention group participated 3-day training program. Questionnaire was developed based on 'Health Promotion Capacity Checklist' which assessed capacity in 4 feathers; 'knowledge', 'skill', 'commitment', and 'resource'. Each feather was assessed in 4 point rating scale. Capacity scores between intervention group and control group were examined to identify changes between the pre- and post-intervention periods. A qualitative evaluation of the program was conducted to assess the appropriateness of the program. The program was conducted in Tuguegarao city, Philippine in January, 2009. RESULTS: The result showed significant increases in the total health promotion capacity and each feather of health promotion capacities between pre and post assessment of intervention group. But there was no significant change in that of control group. Participants marked high level of satisfaction for preparedness, selection of main subjects and education method. Qualitative evaluation revealed that training program facilitated community participatory health promotion capacity of participants. CONCLUSIONS: This study suggested that the Village health worker training program is effective for building health promotion capacity of community leaders and it can be a main method for helping low developed countries with further development.
Key words: Village health worker; Health promotion capacity; Training program
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