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

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02757781
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2016 by Avedis Donabedian Research Institute.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
First Posted : May 2, 2016
Last Update Posted : May 12, 2016
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Servicio Canario de Salud
Gerencia de Atención Primaria, Madrid
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Avedis Donabedian Research Institute

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Chronic Disease Behavioral: Community of Practice Not Applicable

Detailed 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.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 272 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Effectiveness of a Virtual Intervention (CoP) for Professionals to Improve Their Attitude Towards the Empowerment of Patients With Chronic Disease: Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial (eMPODERA Project)
Study Start Date : July 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date : October 2017
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2018

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Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control Group
Group of healthcare professionals that NOT receive the intervention (community of practice)
Experimental: Intervention group
Group of healthcare professionals that receive the intervention (community of practice)
Behavioral: Community of Practice
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.
Other Name: educational intervention




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from Patient-Provider Orientation Scale (PPOS) at 12 months [ Time Frame: At baseline and 12 months ]
    PPOS is a questionnaire administrated to healthcare professionals


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change from Patient Activation Measure (PAM) at 12 months [ Time Frame: Baseline and 12 months ]
    PAM is validated questionnaire to measure patient activation (administrated to patients)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

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

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02757781


Contacts
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Contact: Carola Orrego, PhD 34 932076608 corrego@fadq.org

Sponsors and Collaborators
Avedis Donabedian Research Institute
Servicio Canario de Salud
Gerencia de Atención Primaria, Madrid
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Carola Orrego, PhD Avedis Donabedian Research Institute
Principal Investigator: Lilisbeth Perestelo, PhD Servicio de Evaluación del Servicio Canario de la Salud
Principal Investigator: Ana I Gonzalez, MD Unidad de Apoyo Técnico de la Gerencia Asistencial de Atención Primaria de la Comunidad de Madrid
Principal Investigator: Carlos Bermejo, RN,Msc Unidad de Apoyo Técnico de la Gerencia Asistencial de Atención Primaria de la Comunidad de Madrid
Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Avedis Donabedian Research Institute
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02757781    
Other Study ID Numbers: PI15/00164
First Posted: May 2, 2016    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 12, 2016
Last Verified: May 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: There is not plan to make individual participant data available
Keywords provided by Avedis Donabedian Research Institute:
Patient empowerment
Patient involvement
Patient participation
Healthcare professional attitudes
Chronic diseases
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Chronic Disease
Disease Attributes
Pathologic Processes