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E-assessment of prior learning: a pilot study of interactive assessment of staff with no formal education who are working in Swedish elderly care
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9912-5350
2014 (English)In: BMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, E-ISSN 1471-2318, Vol. 14, 52- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: The current paper presents a pilot study of interactive assessment using information and communication technology (ICT) to evaluate the knowledge, skills and abilities of staff with no formal education who are working in Swedish elderly care.

Methods: Theoretical and practical assessment methods were developed and used with simulated patients and computer-based tests to identify strengths and areas for personal development among staff with no formal education.

Results: Of the 157 staff with no formal education, 87 began the practical and/or theoretical assessments, and 63 completed both assessments. Several of the staff passed the practical assessments, except the morning hygiene assessment, where several failed. Other areas for staff development, i.e. where several failed (>50%), was the theoretical assessment of the learning objectives: Health, Oral care, Ergonomics, hygiene, esthetic, environmental, Rehabilitation, Assistive technology, Basic healthcare and Laws and organization. None of the staff passed all assessments. Number of years working in elderly care and staff age were not statistically significantly related to the total score of grades on the various learning objectives.

Conclusion: The interactive assessments were useful in assessing staff members’ practical and theoretical knowledge, skills, and abilities and in identifying areas in need of development. It is important that personnel who lack formal qualifications be clearly identified and given a chance to develop their competence through training, both theoretical and practical.

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2014. Vol. 14, 52- p.
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Non-formal education, Elderly care, E-assessment of prior learning, Caregivers
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Nursing Geriatrics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16579DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-14-52ISI: 000335600200001PubMedID: 24742168Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84899641280OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-16579DiVA: diva2:714408
Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2014-04-28 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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