The use of video vignettes to measure health worker knowledge. Evidence from Burkina Faso

Banuri, Sheheryar, de Walque, Damien, Keefer, Philip, Diadie, Haidara Ousmane, Robyn, Paul Jacob and Ye, Maurice (2018) The use of video vignettes to measure health worker knowledge. Evidence from Burkina Faso. Social Science & Medicine, 213. pp. 173-180. ISSN 0277-9536

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    Abstract

    The quality of care is a crucial determinant of good health outcomes, but is difficult to measure. Survey vignettes are a standard approach to measuring medical knowledge among health care providers. Given that written vignettes or knowledge tests may be too removed from clinical practice, particularly where “learning by doing” may be an important form of training, we developed a new type of provider vignette. It uses videos presenting a patient visiting the clinic with maternal/early childhood symptoms. We tested these video vignettes with current and future (students) health professionals in Burkina Faso. Participants indicated that the cases used were interesting, understandable and common. Their performance was consistent with expectations. Participants with greater training (medical doctors vs. nurses and midwives) and experience (health professionals vs. students) performed better. The video vignettes can easily be embedded in computers, tablets and smart phones; they are a convenient tool to measure provider knowledge; and they are cost-effective instruction and testing tools.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: health care quality,health provider knowledge,vignette,video
    Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
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    Depositing User: LivePure Connector
    Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 14:30
    Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 13:37
    URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/67896
    DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.07.046

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