Summary of Project Work Packages
Work Package 1a: Systematic review
To identify studies which report on the effectiveness of educational interventions for primary care health professionals where the interventions were designed to improve self-management of chronic conditions by patients.
To inform the development of a template educational package (WP2) for primary healthcare professionalt across Europe.
Training primary healthcare professionals is critical for patient empowerment in chronic disease.
Key elements of training include motivational interviewing, goal setting, reflective listening and patient partnerships.
Work Package 1b: Create an Online Repository of Information for Education, Research, and Exploration of the Concept of Patient Empowerment
Responsible project partner: Danish College of General Practitioners.
Status: Ongoing. Read much more here.
Work Package 1c: EQuiP Working Group on Patient Empowerment for Self-Management in Chronic Conditions.
Responsible project partner: EQuiP.
To include the 'patient' perspective.
A multi-disciplinary approach
A strong relationship based on a unique consultation process of trust
A person-centered approach
One on an Exploration of the Concept of Patient Empowerment for Chronic Conditions.
Another on the Patient Perspective of Empowerment from Self-Management in Chronic Conditions.
Work Package 2: Development of the Evidence Based Summaries and Educational Framework
Responsible project partner: The Finnish Medical Society Duodecim.
Work Package 3: Evaluation of the online course for Patient Empowerment for Patient Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
Responsible project partner: Institute of General Practice & Family Medicine Jena
597 respondents completed the survey (449 took the English eCourse and 148 used the German tool). 60% were GPs, 21% were GP trainees, 14% were medicine students and 5% had other professions.
99% (570 out of 576 respondents) stated that the course helped to improve their skills and competence.
97% (557 out of 575 respondents) found that the course motivated them to learn and reflect upon the topic.
88% (505 out of 575 respondents) found the applicability of skills and knowledge obtained from the course in clinical practice to be either 'Excellent' or 'Good'.