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Table 2 Follow-up of former participants and comparison with matched controls.

From: Atelier paludisme: an international malaria training course held in Madagascar

  Former participants Matched colleagues
Responses 41/60 (68%) 19
Speciality:   
   Doctor 46.3% (19/41) 53.6% (10/19)
   Entomologist 12.2% (5/41) 15.8% (3/19)
   Participant researcher 14.6% (5/41) 15.8% (3/19)
   Pharmacist 7.3% (3/41)  
   Specialist technician 4.9% (2/41) 5.3% (1/19)
   Lecturer-researcher 4.9% (2/41)  
   Other 9.8% (4/41) 10.5% (2/19)
Better able to assume functions since the training Yes for 88% (36/41) -
Better able to give presentations Yes for 73% (30/41) Yes for 58% (11/19)
Better able to train others Yes for 80% (33/41) Yes for 68% (13/19)
Better professional relations since the training Yes for 85% (35/41) -
Development of new activities since the training Yes for 80% (33/41) -
Development of a project as:   
   Principal investigator Yes for 34% (14/41) Yes for 37% (7/19)
   Collaborator Yes for 68% (28/41) Yes for 68% (13/19)
Obtained funding as:   
   Principal investigator Yes for 20% (8/41) Yes for 21% (4/19)
   Collaborator Yes for 44% (18/41) Yes for 37% (7/19)
Training has helped with grant applications and obtaining funding Yes for 63% (26/41) -
Change in professional activities since the training (as assessed by third party/superior) Yes for 78% (32/41) -
  1. The survey of matched controls included colleagues of former participants. The questionnaires were distributed, by the former participants, to colleagues with similar training, in a similar post, dealing with malaria, tuberculosis or AIDS.