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A 10-year evaluation of the impact on

participants of the international


Science School for Health Care Professionals

(ISPAD-SSHP): 2004-2013

Aschemeier B, McGill M, Waldron S, Smart C, Anderson B,


Gilbertson H on behalf of the SSHP faculties, ISPAD

10 year Evaluation SSHP 2004 2013, Toronto, 4th Sept 2014

Presenter Disclosure Information


Brbel Aschemeier,

disclosed no conflict of interest


No funding was necessary nor it was requested for this evaluation

Acknowledgment
for enabling of 10 years SSHP !

149 SSHP Participants


25 SSHP Faculty Members

10 year Evaluation SSHP 2004 2013, Toronto, 4th Sept 2014

BACKGROUND

since 2004: International ISPADScience School for Health Care Professionals (SSHP)
3-day course
conducted annually for 15 multidisciplinary participants including
- nurses
- dieticians
- psychologists
- social workers
to increase research skills and productivity in non-physician diabetes health professionals
Open questions after 10 years:

What is the effectiveness of the SSHP?


What is the impact on personal career development?

10 year Evaluation SSHP 2004 2013, Toronto, 4th Sept 2014

METHOD
questionnaire based evaluation

149 alumni participants (9 male, 140 female) from 41 countries were invited
information collected included
- outcome measures for course content and structure
- data on participants self assessment concerning scientific
work before and after participation to the SSHP
- previous research activities
- professional development after the course

number of participants per continent

75
63

50

31

29

25
12
8

0
Europe

Australia

North
America

10 year Evaluation SSHP 2004 2013, Toronto, 4th Sept 2014

Asia

South
America

Africa

RESULTS I
68 (46%) completed the questionnaires
primarily completed from diabetes nurses and dieticians
98% of the responders are still working in diabetes care

92% rated the course as valuable and useful for their workplace

Questionnaire feedback per continent


30

number

20

27

17
14

10

5
0

Diabetes nurse

19

Diabetes educator

Pediatric nurse practioner

Dietitian

18

Social worker

Psychologist

11

Other

0
North
America

South
America

Europe

Asia

Africa

Australia

10 year Evaluation SSHP 2004 2013, Toronto, 4th Sept 2014

RESULTS II
ca. 74% reported improved knowledge and skills of scientific questions

69% had more confidence in their own research


88% could improve their confidence on their workplace
56% was supported from their department in their research activities

Gain in knowlegdge and skills of scientific


questions

Percentage

60

40

20

significant
increase 1

stayed same
3

before SSHP

significant
decrease 5

after SSHP

10 year Evaluation SSHP 2004 2013, Toronto, 4th Sept 2014

RESULTS III
63% have conducted a research project after completing the SSHP
between 30% and 50% of the responders had their own scientific work or were
involved in scientific projects or publications
16 of 59 responders (27%) had achieved a higher academic degree
7 theses were based on the SSHP project
Scientific work after SSHP
80
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CONCLUSION
the SSHP course is beneficial in enhancing research skills and increasing
research activities within paediatric diabetes services

the SSHP leads to benefits for personal academic career development


the feedbacks confirm the long-term motivation for scientific work

an international course for scientific work is also effective for non-medical


personnel in the pediatric diabetology
research success is dependent on the local conditions of pediatric diabetes
activities

The SSHP course continuation and further support from leadership is essential

10 year Evaluation SSHP 2004 2013, Toronto, 4th Sept 2014