Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 Nov;21(3):184-191.

Effects of Continuing Education for Healthcare Manager on Knowledge, Attitude, and Skills

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Research Institute for Basic Sciences, Hoseo University, Asan, Korea. sjlim@hoseo.edu
  • 3University of Florida, Gainesville, USA.

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was to examine the effects of 3 domains of continuing education (CE) for healthcare managers.
METHODS
A group of 20 healthcare managers, attending 3 levels of CE, were the subjects. The data were collected by structured questionnaires before and after each education. The data were analyzed by Friedman test, Wilcoxon Signed Ranked Test, and Bonferroni correction.
RESULTS
After completing CE, there was significant improvement on the scores of knowledge, attitude, and skills.
CONCLUSION
This study suggests that CE for healthcare managers is an effective strategy to promote the competency of healthcare managers, who take care of the chronically ill patients.

Keyword

Continuing education; Knowledge; Skills; Attitude
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