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Converting Traditional Formal Caregiver Training to Online Training for Informal Caregivers: Evaluating Effectiveness
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, University of Hawaii, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Kona, Hawaii, United States Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This paper reports a study to evaluate the effectiveness of an online module to train adults in disaster preparedness for senior citizens. FEMA-certified content for formal caregivers was converted and repackaged for informal caregivers, a key group that has taken on more caregiver responsibilities due to both an increase in the senior citizen population and a rise in the number of multigenerational homes. Online training can help distribute vital preparedness information to informal caregivers who lack time for and access to formal training. Participants were adults who had senior citizen family members, lived with seniors, provided care for seniors, or would benefit from the information. The data collected showed a majority of participants (80%) scoring at least 80 percent or higher in the final assessment. The results suggested online training is a viable alternative to delivering disaster preparedness training.

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Chartrand, G. (2015). Converting Traditional Formal Caregiver Training to Online Training for Informal Caregivers: Evaluating Effectiveness. In Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 169-176). Kona, Hawaii, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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