The KSRS was conducted in six African countries assessing how long knowledge and skills are retained after EOC&NC training and looking at the optimum time for the retraining of health care.
The study also identified factors that influence knowledge and skills retention post training including workload and cadre of staff. Skills and knowledge were tested before and immediately after training and then at 3, 6, 9 and 12 month intervals.
The total recruitment across the five countries was 512 health care providers or 87.5% of the target.
The results show:
• Nurse/midwives knowledge and skills at 12 months were higher than levels immediately post training