Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316531
Title:
Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users
Authors:
Klimas, J; Lally, K; Murphy, L; Crowley, L; Anderson, R; Meagher, D; Smyth, B P; Bury, G; Cullen, W
Citation:
Klimas, J., Lally, K., Murphy, L., Crowley, L., Anderson, R., Meagher, D., Smyth, B.P., Bury, G., Cullen, W. (2014) Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14(2)
Publisher:
Emerald insight
Journal:
Drugs and alcohol today
Issue Date:
15-Apr-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/316531
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1745-9265&volume=14&issue=2&articleid=17109104&show=pdf
Item Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Description:
Purpose: This paper describes the development and process evaluation of an educational intervention, designed to help general practitioners (GPs) identify and manage problem alcohol use among problem drug users. Methodology: The educational session was developed as part of a complex intervention which was informed by the Medical Research Council framework for complex interventions. A previous Cochrane review and a modified Delphi-facilitated consensus process formed the theoretical phase of the development. The modelling phase involved qualitative interviews with professionals and patients. The training’s learning outcomes included alcohol screening and delivery of brief psychosocial interventions and this was facilitated by demonstration of clinical guidelines, presentation, video, group discussion and/or role play. Findings: Participants (N=17) from three general practices and local medical school participated in four workshops. They perceived the training as most helpful in improving their ability to perform alcohol screening. Most useful components of the session were the presentation, handout and group discussion with participants appreciating the opportunity to share their ideas with peers. Value: Training primary healthcare professionals in alcohol screening and brief psychosocial interventions among problem drug users appears feasible. Along with the educational workshops, the implementation strategies should utilise multi-level interventions to support these activities among GPs.
Keywords:
GENERAL PRACTICE; ADDICTION; ALCOHOL MISUSE; DRUG USER; EDUCATION
Sponsors:
HRB

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dc.contributor.authorKlimas, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLally, Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ren_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeagher, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, B Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBury, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Wen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-06T14:02:49Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-06T14:02:49Z-
dc.date.issued2014-04-15-
dc.identifier.citationKlimas, J., Lally, K., Murphy, L., Crowley, L., Anderson, R., Meagher, D., Smyth, B.P., Bury, G., Cullen, W. (2014) Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users. Drugs and Alcohol Today, 14(2)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/316531-
dc.descriptionPurpose: This paper describes the development and process evaluation of an educational intervention, designed to help general practitioners (GPs) identify and manage problem alcohol use among problem drug users. Methodology: The educational session was developed as part of a complex intervention which was informed by the Medical Research Council framework for complex interventions. A previous Cochrane review and a modified Delphi-facilitated consensus process formed the theoretical phase of the development. The modelling phase involved qualitative interviews with professionals and patients. The training’s learning outcomes included alcohol screening and delivery of brief psychosocial interventions and this was facilitated by demonstration of clinical guidelines, presentation, video, group discussion and/or role play. Findings: Participants (N=17) from three general practices and local medical school participated in four workshops. They perceived the training as most helpful in improving their ability to perform alcohol screening. Most useful components of the session were the presentation, handout and group discussion with participants appreciating the opportunity to share their ideas with peers. Value: Training primary healthcare professionals in alcohol screening and brief psychosocial interventions among problem drug users appears feasible. Along with the educational workshops, the implementation strategies should utilise multi-level interventions to support these activities among GPs.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipHRBen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald insighten_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?issn=1745-9265&volume=14&issue=2&articleid=17109104&show=pdfen_GB
dc.subjectGENERAL PRACTICEen_GB
dc.subjectADDICTIONen_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOL MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectDRUG USERen_GB
dc.subjectEDUCATIONen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug usersen_GB
dc.typePreprinten
dc.identifier.journalDrugs and alcohol todayen_GB
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