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Patient Educ Couns. 2019 May 23. pii: S0738-3991(19)30203-4. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.05.019. [Epub ahead of print]

Impact of a primary care training program on the prevention and management of unhealthy alcohol use: A quasi-experimental study.

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1
Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain. Electronic address: espe_mrr@hotmail.com.
2
Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain; Teaching Unit of Family and Community Medicine, Health District of Cordoba and Guadalquivir, Cordoba, Spain; Program of Preventive Activities and Health Promotion -PAPPS- (semFYC). Barcelona, Spain.
3
Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain; Villarrubia Health Center, Andalusian Health Service, Cordoba, Spain.
4
Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain; Teaching Unit of Family and Community Medicine, Health District of Cordoba and Guadalquivir, Cordoba, Spain; Carlos Castilla Del Pino Health Center, Andalusian Health Service, Cordoba, Spain.
5
Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain; Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain.
6
Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain; Villanueva del Rey Health Center, Andalusian Health Service, Cordoba, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the impact of a training program targeted to Primary Care (PC) professionalson the acquisition of communication skills, attitudes, and knowledge about the prevention and management of unhealthy alcohol use.

METHODS:

A quasi-experimental, pre- and post-intervention study was performed in PC centers of Cordoba (Spain). Family doctors, residents and nurses participated in the study. The intervention was based on a motivational interviewing training program, which consisted in a workshop on learning skills, attitudes and knowledge about the alcohol management. PC providers were videotaped with a standardized patient in order to check the clinical and communication competencies acquired. A descriptive, bivariate and multivariate analysis was carried out (p < 0.05).

RESULTS:

PC providers' communication skills and attitudes showed significant improvements in the variables studied (p < 0.001), as well as in the clinical interview evaluation parameters.

CONCLUSION:

The present study reveals the impact of a training program targeted to PC professionals on communication skills, attitudes, and knowledge about the prevention and management of patients with unhealthy alcohol use.

PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS:

Training activities targeted to PC providers represent a valuable strategy to improve communication skills, attitudes and knowledge of these professionals in their clinical practice.

KEYWORDS:

Communication skills; Health education; Motivational interviewing; Physician-patient communication; Professional development; Training program

PMID:
31178165
DOI:
10.1016/j.pec.2019.05.019

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