Effectiveness of a Virtual Intervention for Professionals to Improve Their Attitudes Towards Patient Empowerment. (eMPODERA)

A

Avedis Donabedian Research Institute

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Chronic Disease

Treatments

Behavioral: Community of Practice

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT02757781
PI15/00164

Details and patient eligibility

About

The eMPODERA study aims to assess the effectiveness of a Community of Practice (CdP) virtual in improving attitudes of primary care professionals on the empowerment of patients with chronic diseases.

Full description

Main Objective: to assess the effectiveness of a Community of Practice (CdP) virtual in improving attitudes of health professionals in primary care on the empowerment of patients with chronic diseases. Methodology: Design: cluster randomised controlled. Scope: primary care centers (PCC) belonging to the Regions of Catalonia, Madrid and Canary Islands. Population: primary care health professionals (family doctors and nurses). Sample size: 270 healthcare professionals and 1382 patients. Randomization: Randomization unit: PCC; unit of analysis: primary care health professionals. 9 pairs of PCC by region will be randomly selected and randomly assigned to the intervention or control group. Randomization will be performed after the selection of professionals and patients. Intervention: the intervention group will be offered participation for 12 months in a virtual CdP based on a web 2.0 platform. The control group will receive usual training. Measurements: the primary outcome will be measured by Patient-Provider Orientation Scale (PPOS) questionnaire at baseline and 12 months. Secondary outcomes: sociodemographic of professionals; sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients; Patient Activation Measure (PAM) questionnaire for patient activation; outcomes regarding use of the CdP. Analysis: A linear mixed-effects regression to estimate the effect of participating in the CdP will be estimated. Additionally, an analysis of how the CdP is functioning through techniques of social network analysis and control charts will be performed.

Enrollment

272 estimated patients

Sex

All

Ages

21 to 70 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

Clusters:

  • Primary Care Centres (PCC) with Electronic Record system with more than 1 year of implementation
  • PCC belongs to the Automonous Comunities of Canary Island, Catalonia and Madrid

Healthcare professionals:

  • Acceptance to participate
  • stable contract with the Primary care centre
  • Physician or Nurses

Exclusion criteria

Clusters:

- Primary Care Centres where its directors do not accept to participate in the trial

Healthcare professionals:

  • Students
  • Medical and Nursing residents

Trial design

Primary purpose

Health Services Research

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

272 participants in 2 patient groups

Control Group
No Intervention group
Description:
Group of healthcare professionals that NOT receive the intervention (community of practice)
Intervention group
Experimental group
Description:
Group of healthcare professionals that receive the intervention (community of practice)
Treatment:
Behavioral: Community of Practice

Trial contacts and locations

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Central trial contact

Carola Orrego, PhD

Data sourced from clinicaltrials.gov

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