Usability and Feasibility of an Innovative mLearning Approach for Nurses Providing Option B+ Services in Manica and Sofala Provinces, Mozambique

Publication Date:

Jan 2020

Citation:

Kim J, Floriano F, De Castro G, Manuel JL, Inguane C, Asbjornsdottir KH, et al. (2020). Usability and Feasibility of an Innovative mLearning Approach for Nurses Providing Option B+ Services in Manica and Sofala Provinces, Mozambique. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care. 31(1), 3-11. doi: 10.1097/JNC.0000000000154

 

Abstract

The scaling of Option B+ services, whereby all pregnant women who test HIV positive are started on lifelong antiretroviral therapy upon diagnosis regardless of CD4 T-cell count, is ongoing in many high HIV burden, low-resource countries. We developed and evaluated a tablet-based mobile learning (mLearning) training approach to build Option B+ competencies in frontline nurses in central Mozambique. Its acceptability and impact on clinical skills were assessed in maternal child health nurses and managers at 20 intervention and 10 control clinics. Results show that skill and knowledge of nurses at intervention clinics improved threefold compared with control clinics (p = .04), nurse managers at intervention clinics demonstrated a 9- to 10-fold improvement, and nurses reported strong acceptance of this approach. “mLearning” is one viable modality to enhance nurses’ clinical competencies in areas with limited health workforce and training budgets. This study’s findings may guide future scaling and investments in commercially viable mLearning solutions.

Read the Full Article

 

Stand with HAI

Stand with HAI

Donate

When you support Health Alliance International, you take a stand for a more equitable and respectful model of global health. Your donation not only helps us expand our reach, it is an investment in our shared values of health equity and solidarity. 

Join the Alliance

Our alliance is made up of supporters, partners, staff, and volunteers who share our commitment to universal access to quality health care. Just like a health system, every person plays a role in keeping us working toward this ultimate goal. Will you join us? 

Get Engaged

The kind of change we seek requires sustained action.  Whether you want to engage in HAI's advocacy work or help spread HAI's mission and model, we rely on our friends and supporters to stand beside us when we stand up for equity in global health.

Didn't find what you were looking for?

Didn't find what you were looking for?