Do characteristics of HIV/AIDS education and training affect perceived training quality? Lessons from the evaluation of seven projects

G. J. Huba, A. T. Panter, L. A. Melchior, J. Zalumas, K. K. Uldall, R. Henderson, H. Henderson, V. F. German, M. Driscoll, D. Anderson, B. Lalonde

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Abstract

Initial and continuing HIV/AIDS education and training has been a critical way to bring the nation's health providers up to date on emerging developments and approaches. This study reports cross-cutting findings from seven HIV/AIDS education and training projects. Trainers described over 600 training sessions from these projects in terms of their structural characteristics and design elements, while trainees described these sessions on several dimensions related to training quality. Training characteristics were compared to trainee assessments of training quality. Using a decision-tree analytic approach for major training attributes, considerable support emerged for links between training characteristics and perceived quality of the HIV/AIDS training experience. More favorable quality ratings were associated with certain projects, the training setting, the types of trainees served by the training, the intended training impact, discussion of special populations, and training methods involving interactive learning. With increased knowledge regarding how these educational experiences relate to the ways they are perceived and processed, more targeted approaches to training design on HIV/AIDS can be developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-476
Number of pages22
JournalAIDS Education and Prevention
Volume12
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 11 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Huba, G. J., Panter, A. T., Melchior, L. A., Zalumas, J., Uldall, K. K., Henderson, R., Henderson, H., German, V. F., Driscoll, M., Anderson, D., & Lalonde, B. (2000). Do characteristics of HIV/AIDS education and training affect perceived training quality? Lessons from the evaluation of seven projects. AIDS Education and Prevention, 12(5), 455-476.