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Table 1 Comparison of participant perceptions of course offerings across three cohorts (per cent positive responses presented with 95% confidence intervals [CIs])

From: Building capacity in health facility management: guiding principles for skills transfer in Liberia

Evaluation Question Cohort 1 (Yale) n = 35% (95% CI) Cohort 2 (Yale/M. Patern) n = 32% (95% CI) Cohort 3 (M. Patern) n = 26% (95% C
Self-reported management skills (% reporting "very strong and confident")    
Self-rated management skills:    
Before the course 17.7 (7-34) 15.6 (6-34) 3.9 (0-22)
After the course 100.0 (87-100) 96.9 (82-100) 100.0 (83-100)
Course ratings (% reporting "extremely well")    
How well did the training:    
Address new management techniques? 91.4 (76-98) 96.9 (82-100) 88.5 (69-97)
Build management capacity in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, human resource development, and financial management? 67.7 (49-82) 78.1 (60-90) 76.9 (56-90)
Create a community of learners and build teams of healthcare professionals? 57.1 (40-73) 80.0 (61-92) 69.2 (48-85)
How well did the training meet its objectives for:    
Scientific method of problem solving and related skills/tools? 80.0 (63-91) 96.8 (81-100) 84.6 (64-95)
Personal and professional leadership? 67.7 (49-82) 86.7 (68-96) 70.8 (49-87)
Building teams, personal communication styles, and empowering employees 78.1 (60-90) 87.1 (69-96) 69.2 (48-85)
Faculty's ability to teach and manage the training (% reporting "yes, definitely")    
Faculty responded effectively to questions 88.6 (72-96) 96.9 (82-100) 88.5 (69-97)
Faculty related theory to real-life by using actual workplace problems or concerns in their teaching 88.2 (72-96) 100.0 (87-100) 92.3 (73-99)
If the course were offered again, would you recommend it to your colleagues? 93.9 (78-99) 100.0 (85-100) 100.0 (83-100)
  1. *Note: Differences across cohorts were non-significant (P-values > 0.05) for all items using Fisher's exact test