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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 7, Issue : 1
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 94)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-5506.2016.00018.8

Performance Evaluation of Community Health Workers during CCSP Training Programme

Parveen Khurshid

Associate Professor, Deptt.of Community Medicine, Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

Online published on 16 January, 2016.

Abstract

Research Question

What is the effectiveness of training to community health workers (ASHA, ANM, BHW, LHV) under the Comprehensive Child Survival(CCSP) training Programme?

Objectives

To assess the effectiveness of training given to community health workers(ASHA, ANM, B HW, LHV) under CCSP training Programme.

Study Design

Cross Sectional Study.

Study Duration

12 months ie-April2009 till March2010

Participant

ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists), ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife), BHW (Basic Health Worker), LHV(Lady Health Visitor) who have taken the training formed the study group.

Methodology

A pre designed pre tested self administered questionnaire was administered to the participants on the 1stday and 10thday of their training. The result was analyzed by using suitable statistical package.

Result

Among the 320 participants 286 were ASHA, 27 BHW, 5ANM, 3 were LHVs. Their mean pretest score was 10.15/20.0(50%) and their mean post test score was 16.70/20.0(80.3%). It was observed that there was a 32% Improvement in the knowledge of the participants due to this training.

Conclusion

The findings from this study indicate that the training course is effective in improving the knowledge on various aspects of maternal and child health. It is recommended that to sustain this improvement a 6 monthly/12 monthly sensitization of the workers should be carried out.

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Keywords

ASHA, ANM, BHW, LHV, CCSP Programme.

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