- Autores: Dias S, Garcia AC, Hartz ZMA, Leone C
- Ano de Publicação: 2015
- Journal: Anais do Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical
- Link: http://ihmtweb.ihmt.unl.pt/PublicacoesFB/Anais/Anais2014/files/assets/basic-html/page-69.html
The impact demonstration of the training programs financed by the development support institutions is felt as more and more needed. In 2013, the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian requested the evaluation of the Contract for Short Term Courses for Health Professionals from Portuguese Speaking African Countries and East Timor, in Portugal. In response, we implemented a qualitative and exploratory evaluative research project, which included a case study.
The case study objectives were to know the trainees route from the application to the return to their countries and meet the training assignment at the home institution after the stage.
The intervention was described by a logical model that integrates the strengths of the measurement model of learning programs developed by Kirkpatrick and of the Mayne contribution analysis. The case study included seven trainees grouped in two cases (multiple case study). Each case corresponded to one of the African Portuguese Speaking Countries. The results were obtained by triangulation of data collected through document analysis and semi-structured interviews carried out in the home and host institutions.
We highlighted consistency in allocation, the positive reaction of trainees, the perception of occurrence of learning and behavioral changes in trainees, and the occurrence of transfer of good practices learned in countries of origin. In the home institutions, it was evidenced the positive perception on the impact of training.
The results indicate that the intervention has the potential to positively influence the home institutions of the trainees, and recommend further studies to establish definitive conclusions.