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

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/321607
Title:
Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users
Authors:
Klimas, Jan; Lally, Kevin; Murphy, Lisa; Crowley, Louise; Anderson, Rolande; Meagher, David; McCombe, Geoff; Smyth, Bobby P.; Bury, Gerard; Cullen, Walter
Affiliation:
University of Limerick (UL)
Citation:
Klimas J et al. Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 2014, 14 (2):76
Publisher:
Drugs and Alcohol Today
Journal:
Drugs and Alcohol Today
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/321607
DOI:
10.1108/DAT-11-2013-0049
Additional Links:
http://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/DAT-11-2013-0049
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe 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. Design/methodology/approach – The educational session was developed as part of a complex intervention which was informed by the Medical Research Council framework for complex interventions. A 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. Originality/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:
ALCOHOL MISUSE; DRUGS MISUSE; PRIMARY CARE SERVICE
ISSN:
1745-9265

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKlimas, Janen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLally, Kevinen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Lisaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Louiseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Rolandeen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeagher, Daviden_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcCombe, Geoffen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSmyth, Bobby P.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorBury, Gerarden_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullen, Walteren_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-13T15:21:41Z-
dc.date.available2014-06-13T15:21:41Z-
dc.date.issued2014-
dc.identifier.citationKlimas J et al. Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users. Drugs and Alcohol Today. 2014, 14 (2):76en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1745-9265-
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/DAT-11-2013-0049-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/321607-
dc.descriptionPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe 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. Design/methodology/approach – The educational session was developed as part of a complex intervention which was informed by the Medical Research Council framework for complex interventions. A 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. Originality/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.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDrugs and Alcohol Todayen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/DAT-11-2013-0049en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Drugs and Alcohol Todayen_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOL MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen_GB
dc.subjectPRIMARY CARE SERVICEen_GB
dc.titleDevelopment and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug usersen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Limerick (UL)en_GB
dc.identifier.journalDrugs and Alcohol Todayen_GB
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