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Training in youth-friendly service provision improves nurses' competency level in the Great Lakes Region

Weiss, Carine and Elouard, Yajna and Gerold, Jana and Merten, Sonja. (2018) Training in youth-friendly service provision improves nurses' competency level in the Great Lakes Region. International journal of public health, 63 (6). pp. 753-763.

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Abstract

This survey investigates whether relevant training and availability of guidelines improve self-reported competencies of nurses in the provision of youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services in South-Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda.; A quantitative baseline survey was conducted among nurses in randomly selected health facilities. Nurses providing youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services were asked to self-rate their competencies with regards to technical knowledge, clinical, and communication skills. In South-Kivu, Burundi, and Rwanda, 135, 131, and 99 nurses were interviewed, respectively.; Overall differences of service and guideline availability and self-rated competencies can be observed between the three countries. In two countries, more than one in five nurses considered themselves to be only somewhat or not confident to counsel young people. Nurses from Rwanda showed the highest level of competencies followed by Burundi and South-Kivu. Lack of training in youth-friendly health services or family planning showed significant associations with reporting feeling somehow or not competent.; The lack of training, supervision, and guidelines expressed by the nurses is of great concern. Competency-based training in youth-friendly health services is an important approach in improving nurses' competency level.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Swiss Centre for International Health > Sexual and Reproductive Health (Zahorka)
UniBasel Contributors:Gerold, Jana
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Birkhäuser
ISSN:1661-8556
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Last Modified:05 Sep 2018 08:28
Deposited On:05 Sep 2018 08:28

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