Evaluating e-learning to enhance dysphagia management in the stroke service


dysphagiaThe evaluation focused on the training effect – whether there was any change in knowledge, skills, attitudes and practice. The barriers to ward based e-learning and the resource use costs for the stroke rehabilitation ward were also identified. The methods were a scoping review of the literature, collecting data from 66 hour of focussed observation of dysphagia management before and after the study sessions; and four brief questionnaires, completed by the participants before, at the start and end of each session and 4-6 weeks later to assess any differences in knowledge, attitudes and practice. A meeting was held with senior ward staff in September 2011, to explore the longer-term impact of the knowledge translation project on helping to enhance dysphagia management.

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