Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Social Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Qom University of Medical Sciences

2 Pediatrics Clinical Research Development Center, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran


BACKGROUND: Assessing the effectiveness of in‑service training courses in order to achieve
the desired goals and reduce the waste of costs and opportunities in the system is necessary. The
purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the “pharmacopeia home health” course
considering its importance in different aspects using the Kirkpatrick model.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was a quasi‑experimental conducted at community
health workers (CHWs) on three levels of reaction, learning, and behavior. In each phase, a valid
questionnaire was used to measure the outcome according to the Ministry of Health guidelines with
pretest and posttest measurements. The data were analyzed through SPSS 23, using descriptive
statistics and repeated measures test and general linear model.
RESULTS: The results of the study showed that at the level of reaction in terms of content and
holding, conditions of implementation were favorable. Findings at the level of learning showed
that the training course was only effective in enhancing the knowledge and awareness about drug
maintenance and had no significant effect on other areas. In the third level, the results of the CHWs’
performance showed that in some areas, the results were influenced by the demographic variables.
CONCLUSION: The present study showed the effectiveness of education in different areas using
on the Kirkpatrick model. Given the lack of impact of education in some areas in the present study
and on the other, it is necessary to consider cooperative learning methods in order to develop the
effectiveness of the courses.


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