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Patient Educ Couns. 2013 Jan;90(1):29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.09.003. Epub 2012 Sep 30.

Web-based self-management support training for health professionals: a pilot study.

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Division of General Medical Disciplines, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94304-5411, USA. vyank@stanford.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate a web-based self-management training for health professionals. Patients spend 99% of their time outside the healthcare system. Thus self-management support from health professionals is central to optimal care. Our objective was to teach health professionals the skills to provide this support.

METHODS:

Primary care residents and practicing providers enrolled in six groups. Each group received four web-based interactive training sessions derived from self-efficacy theory. Retrospective-pre/post assessed changes in self-management beliefs and confidence. Wilcoxon signed-rank tests with Bonferroni correction compared responses. Focus groups solicited qualitative feedback.

RESULTS:

Fifty-seven residents and providers across the United States enrolled. Residents demonstrated positive changes on all belief questions (P 0.001-0.012). Practicing providers had a non-significant positive change on one and significant changes on the remainder (P 0.001-0.018). Both types of participants demonstrated significant increases on confidence questions regarding their ability to support self-management (P<0.01 for all). Participants described learned techniques as being useful, reducing burnout, and increasing acceptance of patient involvement in care planning.

CONCLUSION:

The web-based self-management support training for health professionals was feasible and changed beliefs and confidence.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

The program may maximize patient self-management by increasing provider self-efficacy and skill for self-management support.

PMID:
23031610
DOI:
10.1016/j.pec.2012.09.003
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