Kakamega Medical Training College has joined the CREHS cohort study! 34 pre-service nursing students joined the study on 5th November 2009; this brings the cohort total in Kenya to 291 students. Kakamega is in western province, approximately 400 kilometers and 7 hours drive from Nairobi the capital city of Kenya.
Data collection activities ran smoothly and students were happy to join their colleagues from the other three participating colleges, Nairobi, Meru and Muranga MTCs. A second visit to Kakamega, to capture distance learners of the graduating class is planned for January 2009.
Previously collected data was sorted and entry of the SAQs, DCE and EEGs is underway while transcription of FGDs is ongoing. The first cohort follow up call will be made in December 2008 for verification of contact details.
Lastly, we would like to wish the participating students all the best as they prepare for college final examinations due in January 2009.