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Table 1 The expanded outcomes framework for planning and assessing continuing medical education activities by Moore et al. [15]: Definitions

From: Comparative impact of two continuing education activities targeted at COPD educators on educational outcomes: protocol for a non-randomized controlled study using mixed methods

Educational outcome Definition
Satisfaction “The degree to which the expectations of the participants about the setting and delivery of the [CE] activity were met.”
Learning “The degree to which the participants state what the [CE] activity intended them to know [or] the degree to which participants state how to do what the [CE] activity intended them to know how to do [it].”
Competence “The degree to which participants show in an educational setting how to do what the [CE] activity intended them to be able to do.”
Performance “The degree to which participants do what the [CE] activity intended them to be able to do in their practices.”
Patient outcome “The degree to which the health status of patients improves due to changes in the practice behavior of participants.”
  1. Definitions are quoted from Moore et al. [15]
  2. CE Continuing education