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Protocol for Evaluation of eLearning of Quality Improvement Methods

This study is not yet open for participant recruitment.
Verified September 2016 by Vimal Sriram, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
Sponsor:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT02907541
First Posted: September 20, 2016
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2016
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Collaborators:
National Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom
OCB Media
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Vimal Sriram, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
  Purpose
This study evaluates the use of eLearning of quality improvement methods. Participants who use eLearning only, facilitated learning only and a combination of eLearning and facilitated learning will complete questionnaires and be interviewed to establish the effect of eLearning of quality improvement methods to improve knowledge, change in behaviour and impact on healthcare services for better patient care.

Condition Intervention
Learning Quality Improvement eLearning Other: QI4U learning Other: Facilitated learning Other: QI4U and Facilitated learning

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Evaluation of eLearning of Quality Improvement Methods

Further study details as provided by Vimal Sriram, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Transfer of knowledge of QI method into clinical practice [ Time Frame: 6-8 months ]
    Change in behaviour that is a result of learning of QI methods into service improvement projects


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Experience of learning measured using eLearning systems success construct questionnaire [ Time Frame: Immediately after learning. ]
    The investigators will use the eLearning systems success construct questionnaire. This is a 36 item survey questionnaire that includes system quality, user satisfaction, net benefits and information quality. Survey items will be rated using a seven-point Likert scale indicating the degree to which respondents agree or disagree.

  • Knowledge gained measured through the knowledge of QI methods questionnaire [ Time Frame: pre learning, immediately after learning and 6-8 months after learning. ]
    Knowledge of QI methods will be assessed through a question bank of multiple choice questions, the order of the questions are presented in random and learners' knowledge is scored as a percentage of correct answers.

  • Impact of QI4U learning [ Time Frame: 6-8 months ]
    Impact of QI4U on QI through interviews with executives from trusts that have large cohorts of learners using QI4U


Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: January 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date: January 2018 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: QI4U Group
Group 1 - Learners who will learn QI methods using eLearning through QI4U
Other: QI4U learning
Learners will have access to 8 QI methods modules on QI4U
Active Comparator: Facilitated Learning Group
Group 2 - Learners who will learn QI methods by facilitated teaching
Other: Facilitated learning
Learners will have access to quarterly learning events and bespoke training on QI methods through facilitated peer-to-peer learning workshops
Active Comparator: QI4U and Facilitated Learning Group
Group 3 - Learners who will learn QI methods using a combination of QI4U and facilitated teaching
Other: QI4U and Facilitated learning
Learners will have access to the 8 QI modules on QI4U and attend quarterly learning events and bespoke training on QI methods through peer-to-peer learning workshops

Detailed Description:

Quality improvement (QI) is an increasingly important element of delivering health care. Learning and feeling confident in using QI methods is an essential part of healthcare practice. eLearning is a cost effective way of capacity building to a large cohort of health care professionals and service users. National Institute of Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Health Research and Care Northwest London has developed a suite of eLearning modules (QI4U) to support an introductory understanding of technical aspects of QI. This protocol describes a trial to evaluate the experience of learning, knowledge gained, change in behaviour, and impact of eLearning of QI methods.

Participants will belong to one of three Groups of learners over the course of 12 months: learners using only QI4U (group 1); people using only facilitated learning (Group 2); and learners using a combination of QI4U and facilitated learning (Group 3). The Kirkpatrick model will be used to evaluate the learning. The primary outcome of interest will be transfer of knowledge gained from learning into clinical practice for service improvement by individuals (level 3). Secondary outcomes will include reaction or experience of QI4U, knowledge gained, and the results or impact of learning through QI4U on service improvement (levels 1, 2 and 4).

Transfer of knowledge into clinical practice will be assessed by interviews with individual learners. Experience of eLearning and knowledge gained will be assessed using feedback forms, questionnaires, time spent doing QI4U and reflective logs. Impact will be assessed by interviews with organisational leads with a high prevalence of QI4U learners.

This study will provide evidence on the effectiveness of using eLearning as a means for learning QI. It will serve to evaluate learners' experience of using eLearning and the impact of various training methods within the context of learning QI.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • clinicians, managers, commissioners, service users and carers, and researchers who have an interest in learning QI methods.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No exclusion criteria
  Contacts and Locations
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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02907541


Contacts
Contact: Catherine French, MSc 02033158144 catherine.french@imperial.ac.uk
Contact: Alan J Poots, PhD 02033158144 a.poots@imperial.ac.uk

Sponsors and Collaborators
Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
National Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom
OCB Media
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Vimal Sriram, MSc NIHR CLAHRC NWL
  More Information

Additional Information:
Publications:
Wang Y-S, Wang H-Y, Shee DY. Measuring e-learning systems success in an organizational context: Scale development and validation. Comput. Human Behav. 2007;23:1792-808.

Responsible Party: Vimal Sriram, Learning and Improvement Fellow, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02907541     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: QI4U
First Submitted: September 12, 2016
First Posted: September 20, 2016
Last Update Posted: September 20, 2016
Last Verified: September 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes

Keywords provided by Vimal Sriram, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust:
eLearning
Quality Improvement Methods
Knowledge Transfer
Impact of learning