Advertisement

Topics

The Influence of an Educational Intervention in the Beliefs and Attitudes of Primary Care Professionals

2016-11-15 11:38:21 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Aim: The primary aim of this project is to identify the fear-avoidance beliefs and attitudes of primary care physicians and nurses towards the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain to subsequently develop a biopsychosocial educational tool using a web platform. The secondary aim of this project is to evaluate the effectiveness of this educational intervention about pain neurophysiology and fear-avoidance beliefs, using a web platform for primary care physicians and nurses.

Methods: Exploratory sequential mixed method design. For the qualitative phase of this study, researchers will use personal semistructured interviews. For the quantitative phase the authors will use an experimental study design.

Subjects: medical and nursing staff working in primary care centers in the city of Lleida, Spain.

Expected outcomes: the authors expect to change and modify wrong beliefs and attitudes about chronic low back pain of physicians and nurses working in primary care settings, using a web-based educational tool with the additional result of increasing knowledge on pain neurophysiology and reducing fear-avoidance beliefs.

Description

HYPOTHESIS AND OUTCOMES

Hypothesis:

1. The beliefs and attitudes of fear-avoidance of primary care professionals are held by lack of knowledge about the origin and meaning of pain.

2. The neurophysiology of pain as a biopsychosocial educational intervention using a web platform for primary care professionals will change their knowledge about the origin and meaning of pain, with the result of reducing the beliefs and attitudes of fear avoidance.

Outcomes:

- Qualitative:

1. To identify the fear-avoidance beliefs and attitudes of primary care professionals towards the treatment of chronic nonspecific low back pain in relation to the origin and meaning of pain.

2. To build and develop using a web platform a biopsychosocial educational intervention based on the results obtained in the qualitative phase.

- Quantitative:

1. To evaluate the effectiveness of a biopsychosocial educational intervention about pain neurophysiology and fear-avoidance beliefs related to non-specific chronic low back pain, using a web platform for primary care professionals.

METHODOLOGY DESING To answer the research question a mixted-method sequential exploratory design will be used. This mixed-method design consists of two stages, where the results of the methodology used in the first phase of the study, in this case qualitative, contribute to the development of the second quantitative phase. In this project, both phases should have the same relevance for the development of an educational tool for primary care professionals. Using a mixed design methodology is justified in this protocol because the integration of both (qualitative and quantitative) methodologies occurs when data from the qualitative phase contributes to the construction of an educational tool.

The process to be followed is:

- Qualitative: Semistructured personal interviews.

- Quantitative: An experimental study design in which a sample of specialized physicians in family and community care and nurses working in primary care health centers will be randomly assigned to the experimental group and the control group.

SUBJECTS:

- Qualitative and quantitative: To start the recruitment process, the principal investigator will do a presentation of the project in each of the primary care centers in the city of Lleida addressed to the medical and nursing staff. Professionals will be invited to participate in the study, either in the qualitative or quantitative phase, and will be provided a phone number and an email address through which they can contact the researcher and agree on the interview date. In the quantitative phase, health professionals who meet the inclusion criteria will be informed about the intervention and the author will answer any questions or concerns that may arise. At the end of this first contact the professionals will be asked to read and sign the informed consent.

- Qualitative: Subjects who agree to be part of the qualitative study will be contacted by the author and invited to participate in a deep semistructured interview. Individual interviews will be conducted in Spanish or Catalan and will be audio recorded with the consent of interviewed professionals. To increase participation, interviews will be conducted in designated areas in the primary health centers, during working hours. The duration of the interview will be approximately 1 hour.

- Quantitative: Subjects will be randomly allocated to either intervention or control group using a simple randomization method.

Intervention group: This group will have access to the web platform where they will find information related to nonspecific chronic low back pain. This information will be presented using dynamic explanatory videos made by the author.

Control group: They will have access to a video where medical staff and primary care nurses explain the content of the clinical practice guidelines for addressing back pain.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Chronic Nonspecific Low Back Pain

Intervention

Educational intervention, Video explaining the clinical practice guidelines on low back pain

Location

Primary care
Lleida
Spain
25198

Status

Recruiting

Source

Universitat de Lleida

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-11-15T11:38:21-0500

Clinical Trials [3105 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Does a Patient Education Video Augment Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Compliance?

We intend to measure compliance with attending pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) in a Urogynecology population by randomizing patients to either viewing a four minute educational video ...

Clinical Trial Education Video

This study will measure the effects of an office-based, clinical trial education video on clinical trial knowledge and enrollment in clinical trials, in a clinical sample with no previous ...

Seizure Rescue Medication: Caregiver Education in a Simulation Setting

1. Design an educational quality improvement program to assess the most effective educational approach on caregiver seizure RM application. The investigators hypothesize that this educatio...

An Educational HIV Pre-Test Counseling Video Program for Off Hours Testing in the ED: A Randomized Control Trial

This study compared the educational effectiveness of a ten-minute pre-test counseling video with the usual practice of a session with an HIV counselor.

Improving Bowel Preparation With an Educational Video

The investigators goal is to improve bowel preparations with an educational video on the Center for Digestive Disorders (CDD) website that explains the steps required for bowel preparation...

PubMed Articles [29271 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

A collaborative approach to the implementation of a structured clinical handover tool (iSoBAR), within a hospital setting in metropolitan Western Australian: A mixed methods study.

The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of an education intervention for the implementation of the clinical handover tool iSoBAR, in an acute setting. A quantitative, descriptive surv...

Impact of educational leadership and interprofessional learning on vascular access training.

Educational leadership supports the effective transfer of knowledge and clinical skills between practitioners. Evaluation of training is imperative to ensure safe and effective transfer of learning in...

Nursing Home Characteristics Associated With Implementation of an Advance Care Planning Video Intervention.

Advance care planning (ACP) is important to ensure that nursing home (NH) residents receive care concordant with their goals. Video interventions have been developed to improve the process of ACP. Yet...

Observing movement disorders: best practice proposal in the use of video recording in clinical practice.

Clinical evaluation is of utmost importance in the semeiological description of motor disorders which often require video recording to highlight subtle signs and their subsequent evolution. After revi...

Improvement in the implementation of management guidelines among primary care physicians following a targeted educational intervention.

Consensus guidelines recommend that in regions with a high rate of clarithromycin resistance, () infection be treated with 4 drugs. Compliance with this recommendation among primary care physicians (...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A way of providing health care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.

A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.

Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.

A way of providing emergency medical care that is guided by a thoughtful integration of the best available scientific knowledge with clinical expertise in EMERGENCY MEDICINE. This approach allows the practitioner to critically assess research data, clinical guidelines, and other information resources in order to correctly identify the clinical problem, apply the most high-quality intervention, and re-evaluate the outcome for future improvement.

The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).

More From BioPortfolio on "The Influence of an Educational Intervention in the Beliefs and Attitudes of Primary Care Professionals"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Pain
Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage”. Some illnesses can be excruci...

Anesthesiology
An anesthesiologist (US English) or anaesthetist (British English) is a physician trained in anesthesia and perioperative medicine. Anesthesiologists are physicians who provide medical care to patients in a wide variety of (usually acute) situations. ...


Searches Linking to this Trial