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Table 2 2017 Educational needs assessment: Online survey conducted after the completion of the 2017 programme (Top five, listed in order)*

From: Evaluation of an ultrasound program in nationwide Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Korean public health and medical institutions

Questions/ rank 1 2 3 4 5
Q. What factors do you consider when choosing a course? Usefulness at work (n = 135, 49.09%) Location (n = 61, 22.18%) Instructors (n = 36, 13.9%) Duration (n = 30, 10.91%) Cost (n = 12, 4.36%)
Q. What are the barriers to your participation of the course? No one to cover work (n = 98, 38.13%) Inconvenient location (n = 36, 35.29%) Lack of information (n = 48, 18.68%) Low budget for education assistance (n = 16, 6.23%) Indifference of management (n = 11, 4.28%)
Q. What are the challenges when applying course materials in real work environment? Difference in hospital systems (n = 98, 38.43%) Lack of manpower and adequate equipment (n = 93, 36.47%) Heavy workload (n = 43, 16.86%) Uncooperative colleagues (n = 12, 4.71%) Indifference of management (n = 4, 1.57%)
Q. What do you think the most optimal duration of the training programme is? 1 day (n = 62, 39.24%) 2 days 1 night (n = 62, 39.24%) 3 days 2 nights (n = 24, 15.19%) more than 5 days (n = 4, 2.53%) 4 days 3 nights (n = 2, 1.27%)
  1. *The total number of respondents was 204, but 178 responses were analysed excluding missing data. Online surveys with structured questionnaires were conducted and self-administered by respondents