Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India & Former Department of Pediatrics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mangalagiri, India

2 Department of Community and Family Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh, India


BACKGROUND: COVID‑19 (Coronavirus disease‑19) is an ongoing pandemic. COVID vaccine
administration in adults has provided some degree of protection from infection but children are still
susceptible So, we have to be prepared to handle COVID‑19 infection in children by training our
healthcare workers by updating both their knowledge and skills. We developed a training module to
train our healthcare workers in all domains of learning and also planned related assessment methods
to know the effectiveness of the module.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a quasi‑experimental study with pre‑ and post‑intervention
conducted at a tertiary‑level teaching medical college in southern India from July to September 2021.
The training module was developed as per the “ADDIE” model of the development process module.
It was further validated by five experts before implementation. In addition to the quasi‑experimental
method of evaluation like pre‑ and post‑test, Observed Skill clinical examination (OSCE) had been
also used as an assessment tool at the completion of training. A total of 92 participants have been
trained as per this module in our tertiary‑level care hospital. The association between continuous
and categorical variables was assessed using an independent t‑test and ANOVA, and paired t‑test
was used for comparing the difference between pre‑ and post‑test scores.
RESULTS: Pre‑test scores had no association with years of experience (P = 0.803) and previous
training status of participants (P = 0.350). The mean difference of pre‑ and post‑test scores was 3.8
and it was statistically significant (P value < 0.001) A weak positive correlation between pre‑ and
post‑test was present by the Spearmen correlation test (r = 0.337). The correlation between post‑test
score and OSCE score does not have a significant correlation.
CONCLUSION: Structured training module was effective in training the participants. Multimode
assessment method (Pre‑test, Post‑test, and OSCE) is an important step to evaluate any training
program as compared to only the pre‑ and post‑test methods of evaluation.


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