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.
Final Analysis and Write Up stage by ICGP June 2014.
Work Package 1b: EQuiP Working Group on Patient Empowerment for Self-Management in Chronic Conditions.
To explore concepts of 'empowerment', including clinician perspective.
To include the 'patient' perspective.
Factors in General Practice that can facilitate 'Patient Empowerment':
A multi-disciplinary approach
A strong relationship based on a unique consultation process of trust
A person-centered approach
These factors prove to be helpful for a continuous educational process aimed to empower the patient.
Therefore, General Practice is in a strategic position to promote the goals of patient empowerment and self-management.
The EQuiP members Adrian Rohrbasser (Switzerland), Zlata Ozvacic Adzic (Croatia), Zalika Klemenc Ketis (Slovenia), Isabelle Dupie (France), Janecke Thesen (Norway), Ayse Caylan (Turkey), Ulrik Bak Kirk (Denmark), Andree Rochfort (Ireland), Jochen Gensichen (Germany), Ilkka Kunnamo (Finland) and Ernesto Mola (Italy) are working on two papers for publication:
Work Package 2: Development of the Evidence Based Summaries and Educational Framework
An online course has been produced as a product of WP2 based on WP1 outputs. This consists of online access to slides including animated dialogue between patient and primary care health professional and links to two videos of consultations specifically created for this project, one between a GP and patient and another between a practice based/ community based nurse and the same patient (actor).
Publishing of this e-learning course/tool was possible using the authoring tools of Duodecim e-learning portal.
This will be demonstrated during Wonca Europe Lisbon 2014 at the Wonca Open Forum Meeting and at the EQuiP Workshop on Patient Empowerment on Saturday morning 11.00.
Further translation of the course into other languages is planned during 2014.
Work Package 3: Evaluation of the online course for Patient Empowerment for Patient Self-Management of Chronic Conditions
To design a) an explorative evaluation (mostly focus groups or meetings) analyzing the data, supporting EQuiP to design b) a systematic evaluation of the self management package in different European countries, managing the pilot/the survey in German practices, to manage the data, analyzing the data, drafting papers.
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.