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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health
Building capacity for a tobacco-free world
July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA
Objective: The purpose of the training was to provide knowledge and skills for conducting a smoking cessation brief intervention among health providers in the Yogyakarta municipality. In the trial that was conducted by researchers in the Provincial Lung Clinic in Yogyakarta, preliminary results showed that simple interventions were acceptable among patients who were asked to stop smoking and were referred by the doctor. Training for health providers to deliver smoking cessation ensure the sustainability of this intervention.
Methods: Researchers delivered training from 8 am to 3 pm on a single day. Seventeen doctors and nurses from the provincial and district lung clinics, as well as from health centers participated. The topics of training consisted of “Tobacco Facts”, “Brief Intervention for Smoking Cessation”, “Basic Communication” and “5As Approach”. The training methods were didactic, discussion and role-playing. To assess the efficacy of the training, we conducted a pre-test and post-test knowledge measurement. We also distributed evaluation questionnaires to obtain feedback about the training.
Results: The participants' knowledge on four training topics increased 15% on average, while we have not assessed the participants' skills. Participants' evaluations indicated that all topics were relevant to their task (44% very good & 54% good), the training methods were very good (17%) or good (75%), learning resources used in the training were also very good (15%) or good (73%), and the trainers were very good (22%) or good (64%).