Effects of Traditional Classroom and Distance Continuing Education: A Theory-Driven Evaluation of a Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Course


No significant difference was found between the increases in knowledge and self-efficacy for participants in the classroom and broadcast courses, both immediately following and 3 months after the course. Participants' immediate postcourse increases in agreement with the polio schedule were significantly greater for the classroom course than for the broadcast course (P=.006). After 3 months, however, there was no significant difference between classroom and broadcast course participants' agreement with the polio schedule, reflecting a decline in classroom participants' agreement over time.

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Finding No Significant Difference
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