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

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dc.contributor.author Klimas, Jan
dc.contributor.author Lally, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Murphy, Lisa
dc.contributor.author Crowley, Louise
dc.contributor.author Anderson, Rolande
dc.contributor.author Meagher, David
dc.contributor.author McCombe, Geoff
dc.contributor.author Smyth, Bobby P.
dc.contributor.author Bury, Gerard
dc.contributor.author Cullen, Walter
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-25T10:23:12Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-25T10:23:12Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3865
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Purpose: This paper describes 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. Methodology: The educational session was developed as part of a complex intervention which was informed by the Medical Research Council framework for complex interventions. A previous 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. 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_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Emerald Group Publishing Ltd en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drug and Alcohol Today;14(2)
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/DAT-11-2013-0049
dc.rights This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here http://ulir.ul.ie. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. en_US
dc.subject alcohol en_US
dc.subject brief intervention en_US
dc.subject family medicine en_US
dc.subject general practice en_US
dc.subject study and teaching en_US
dc.subject primary care en_US
dc.subject addiction en_US
dc.title Development and process evaluation of an educational intervention to support primary care of problem alcohol among drug users en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/preprint en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1108/DAT-11-2013-0049
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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