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Training Malaysian pharmacy undergraduates with knowledge and skills on smoking cessation

Simansalam , Saraswathi and Brewster, Joan M. and Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki (2015) Training Malaysian pharmacy undergraduates with knowledge and skills on smoking cessation. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79 (5). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0002-9459

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Abstract

To evaluate the feasibility of an online training module, Certified Smoking Cessation Service Provider (CSCSP), developed for practicing pharmacists to equip pharmacy students with knowledge necessary for smoking cessation counseling and to assess the changes in student knowledge and skills regarding smoking cessation following training. Sixty third-year and 80 fourth-year pharmacy undergraduates (N5140) were given access to an online module, the main intervention in the study. Two linkable questionnaires were administered to assess students’ preintervention and postintervention knowledge. For the third-year students, an addi- tional role-play training component was incorporated, and student skills were assessed during week 14 with an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). Preintervention and postintervention knowledge assessments were completed by 130 (92.8%) students. Sixty-six students scored above 50% for the knowledge component postintervention, compared to 13 at preintervention, demonstrating significant improvement (x2(1, N5130)532, p50.003). All third-year students completed the intervention, and 66.7% were able to counsel excel- lently for smoking cessation, scoring more than 80%. The CSCSP online module developed for practicing professionals was found suitable for equipping pharmacy undergraduates with knowledge on smoking cessation topics. The module, along with role-play training, also equipped students with knowledge and skills to provide smoking cessation counseling.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5123/49121
Uncontrolled Keywords: smoking cessation, pharmacy undergraduates, active learning, Malaysia, pharmacy curricula
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2016 15:06
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 10:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/49121

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