Title

Impact of a SBRT/SRS longitudinal telehealth training pilot course in Latin America

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-7-2020

Publication Title

Critical reviews in oncology/hematology

Abstract

PURPOSE: To assess the impact of longitudinal telehealth training in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for clinicians in Latin America.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Professionals from two Peruvian centers received an initial SBRT/SRS on-site training course and subsequently received follow-up telehealth training (interventional group) or not (negative control arm). Twelve live video conference sessions were scheduled. Surveys pre- and post-curriculum measured participants' confidence in seven practical domains of SBRT/SRS, based on Likert scales of 1-5, and post-curriculum surveys assessed educators' experiences.

RESULTS: Sixty-one participants were registered, with an average of 24 attendees per session. Pre- and post- surveys were completed by 22 participants. For interventional and negative-control groups, mean changes in Likert scale were satisfactory for the former and remained unmodified for the latter.

CONCLUSIONS: Conducting telehealth educational programs via virtual classroom sessions could be a reliable method to augment training for SBRT and SRS.

PubMed ID

32805497

Volume

154

First Page

103072

Last Page

103072

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