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Table 2 Retrospective pre- and post skills self-assessment

From: Leadership in strategic information (LSI) building skilled public health capacity in Ethiopia

Topic Skill level before course
(median)
Skill level after course
(median)
HIV Interventions Low     High Low     High
Situational Analysis 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5
a. Characterize the HIV/AIDS situation in your region * 2 4
b. Identify current HIV interventions and strategies in your region* 3 5
c. Describe the key points of an effective oral presentation* 3 4
d. Develop a study protocol* 3 4
Epidemiology Methods
e. Develop a study hypothesis* 2 4
f. Design and conduct an epidemiologic study* 2 4
g. Analyze and interpret epidemiologic data by person, place, and time* 2 4
h. Describe and calculate an odds ratio from a 2 × 2 epidemiologic table* 2 4
i. Use Epi Info to enter data* 1 4
j. Use Epi Info to clean and analyze data (n = 10) 1 4
k. Use Epi Info to report data* 1 3
l. Create effective charts, graphs, and tables* 2 4
m. Present data and findings from surveys, studies, and surveillance analyses (n = 10) 2 4
HIV Surveillance
n. Discuss the purpose and use of surveillance data * 3 5
o. Compare active and passive surveillance systems* 3 4
p. Evaluate a public health surveillance system
(n = 10)
3 4
q. Describe the existing HIV surveillance system in your region* 3 4
r. Describe HIV sentinel surveillance* 3 5
s. Describe the purpose of HIV case surveillance (n = 10) 3 5
t. Describe the importance of STI surveillance in relation to HIV (n = 9) 3 5
Monitoring and Evaluation
u. Develop program goals, objectives, and indicators* 2 4
v. Describe the monitoring and evaluation framework * 2 4
w. Develop program logic models* 2 4
x. Link objectives to monitoring and evaluation measures and methods*
y. Develop a M and E plan for a HIV program in your region*
2
2
4
4
  1. * n = 11.