Protocol for Evaluation of eLearning of Quality Improvement Methods
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02907541|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : September 20, 2016
Last Update Posted : January 25, 2018
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Learning Quality Improvement eLearning||Other: QI4U learning Other: Facilitated learning Other: QI4U and Facilitated learning||Not Applicable|
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.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||300 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Primary Purpose:||Health Services Research|
|Official Title:||Evaluation of eLearning of Quality Improvement Methods|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 2017|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||November 2018|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2018|
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
- 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
- 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
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02907541
|Contact: Catherine French, MScfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Alan J Poots, PhDemail@example.com|
|Nihr Clahrc Nwl||Recruiting|
|London, United Kingdom, SW10 9NH|
|Principal Investigator:||Vimal Sriram, MSc||NIHR CLAHRC NWL|