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dc.contributor.authorJones, Leanne
dc.contributor.authorGathu, Catherine
dc.contributor.authorSzkwarko, Daria
dc.contributor.authorMucheru, Sam
dc.contributor.authorAmin, Naushad
dc.contributor.authorAmisi, James A.
dc.contributor.authorBergman, Kevin
dc.contributor.authorRamos, Mena
dc.contributor.authorJayasekera, Neil
dc.date2022-08-11T08:09:55.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T16:48:45Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T16:48:45Z
dc.date.issued2020-01-01
dc.date.submitted2020-02-18
dc.identifier.citation<p>Jones L, Gathu C, Szkwarko D, Mucheru S, Amin N, Amisi JA, Bergman K, Ramos M, Jayasekera N. Expanding Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training in a Low- and Middle-Income Country: Experiences From a Collaborative Short-Training Workshop in Kenya. Fam Med. 2020 Jan;52(1):38-42. doi: 10.22454/FamMed.2020.986896. PMID: 31914182. <a href="https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2020.986896">Link to article on publisher's site</a></p>
dc.identifier.issn0742-3225 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.22454/FamMed.2020.986896
dc.identifier.pmid31914182
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/41329
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In Kenya, little data exists on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training and use for family medicine physicians. In 2017, a 3-day POCUS workshop assembled most of the family medicine physicians in Kenya. Through surveys, we assessed how this workshop could affect the level of POCUS use, skill, and confidence in family medicine practitioners in the long term. METHODS: Structured surveys, distributed before, after, and 10 months postworkshop assessed demographics, POCUS use, barriers, comfort, and skills based on attendee self-assessment. We compared data from the preworkshop surveys to postsurveys and post-postsurveys to assess immediate and long-term differences. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to evaluate continuous data, and significance was based on a P value of < .05. RESULTS: The proportion of participants who self-reported using POCUS increased significantly between presurvey and post-postsurvey (29.7% to 63.2%, P=.0161). Mean confidence scores increased significantly from presurvey to postsurvey and post-postsurvey. For all body systems, self-reported mean skill scores increased significantly from presurvey to postsurvey and post-postsurvey. Lack of access to machines and mentorship are substantial barriers to increasing POCUS use. CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the utility of one-time POCUS training in increasing long-term POCUS uptake by participants. While encouraging, our findings also show barriers to increasing POCUS use. These barriers must be addressed, potentially through intradepartmental and interorganizational exchanges of resources to ensure that future POCUS workshops are successful in supporting POCUS use in Kenya.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<p><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=31914182&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a></p>
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.22454/fammed.2020.986896
dc.subjectPoint-of-Care Ultrasound
dc.subjectPOCUS
dc.subjectTraining
dc.subjectKenya
dc.subjectEquipment and Supplies
dc.subjectFamily Medicine
dc.subjectHealth Services Administration
dc.subjectInternational Public Health
dc.subjectMedical Education
dc.subjectRadiology
dc.titleExpanding Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training in a Low- and Middle-Income Country: Experiences From a Collaborative Short-Training Workshop in Kenya
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleFamily medicine
dc.source.volume52
dc.source.issue1
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/oapubs/4114
dc.identifier.contextkey16574426
html.description.abstract<p>BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In Kenya, little data exists on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) training and use for family medicine physicians. In 2017, a 3-day POCUS workshop assembled most of the family medicine physicians in Kenya. Through surveys, we assessed how this workshop could affect the level of POCUS use, skill, and confidence in family medicine practitioners in the long term.</p> <p>METHODS: Structured surveys, distributed before, after, and 10 months postworkshop assessed demographics, POCUS use, barriers, comfort, and skills based on attendee self-assessment. We compared data from the preworkshop surveys to postsurveys and post-postsurveys to assess immediate and long-term differences. Wilcoxon signed-rank test was used to evaluate continuous data, and significance was based on a P value of < .05.</p> <p>RESULTS: The proportion of participants who self-reported using POCUS increased significantly between presurvey and post-postsurvey (29.7% to 63.2%, P=.0161). Mean confidence scores increased significantly from presurvey to postsurvey and post-postsurvey. For all body systems, self-reported mean skill scores increased significantly from presurvey to postsurvey and post-postsurvey. Lack of access to machines and mentorship are substantial barriers to increasing POCUS use.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: This study highlights the utility of one-time POCUS training in increasing long-term POCUS uptake by participants. While encouraging, our findings also show barriers to increasing POCUS use. These barriers must be addressed, potentially through intradepartmental and interorganizational exchanges of resources to ensure that future POCUS workshops are successful in supporting POCUS use in Kenya.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathoapubs/4114
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Family Medicine and Community Health
dc.source.pages38-42


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