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PS5.4: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hybrid Wheelchair Training

The International Society of Wheelchair Professionals (ISWP) developed a blended course, the Hybrid Course, based on the World Health Organization Wheelchair Service Training Program - Basic Level.  In order to test the effectiveness of the Hybrid, ISWP conducted a pilot in India and Mexico. The ISWP Basic Test, which has been psychometrically validated to assess basic level wheelchair knowledge, was administered before and after the course. In addition, participants provided feedback via the ISWP Satisfaction Survey.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

A Yohali Burrola Mendez, MS, PT
University of Pittsburgh - RST
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

Yohali Burrola is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh, her educational background includes a Physical Therapy degree and a Master of Science. Yohali works at the International Society of Wheelchair Professionals where she has developed a hybrid course based on the WHO Wheelchair Service Training Package. She has trained wheelchair delivery in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Philippines, and Mexico. Her research interest includes the development and implementation of online education programs for low-income settings.

 

References:

    1. Borg, J. (2008). Guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less-resourced settings. World Health Organization. Retrieved online from: www.who.int
    2. Frost, S. (2012). Wheelchair Service Training Package - Basic Level. World Health Organization. Retrieved online from: www.who.int
    3. World Health Organization (2011). World Report on Disability. Retrieved online from: http://www.who.int



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