BUILDING HEALTH CARE WORKERS' CAPACITY IN HEALTH PROMOTION: DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF AN INNOVATIVE DISTANCE-LEARNING INTERVENTION

Abstract: 

The interest in health promotion is reflected in key European documents where health systems are guided to redirect the attitudes and skills of their workforce in order to empower patients and communities and integrate health promotion in clinical practice. This focus is also a direct response to the needs of vulnerable communities. Lack of training but also negative values and role confusion regarding responsibility in health promotion are always emerging as major obstacles for the underutilization of health promotion.

The proposed research project aims to improve the attitudes and skills of health professionals in health promotion.

The study is divided into two main work packages:

  1. The first package aims to assess the attitudes and skills of the health care professionals in Greece in priority areas listed below, their obstacles and their enablers.
  2. The second package is the development, implementation and evaluation of an intervention e-learning program (educational platforms/toolkits) with the aim to improve attitudes and skills of health care professionals. The study will employ a randomized-control design with a waiting list control group.

Training areas include:

  1. Health promotion values, aims, and strategies,
  2. Research skills and evidence-based guidelines,
  3. Communication and counseling skills,
  4. Infant, child, adolescent health promotion,
  5. Health promotion for the elderly,
  6. Mental health promotion and
  7. Culturally sensitive health promotion.

The design of the training toolkits will be based on change theories, and address personal and normative barriers to change. It will be guideline-based with the aim to disseminate and train in health promotion best-practices. The content of training and evaluation in each of the seven priority areas described above will be adapted to fit the practice needs of the different professional groups (i.e. medical doctors, nurses, midwifes, health visitors, social workers).

Project info

Acronym:
BHPC
Scientific Coordinator:
Tountas Yannis
Research Team 2 Leader:
Malikiosi Maria
Research Team 3 Leader:
Giovazolias Akis
Research Team 4 Leader:
Stylianidis Stylianos
Research Team 5 Leader:
Lagiou Areti

Stats

I.D.:
1029
Mis:
375703
Duration (months):
42
Budget:
600 000.00
Diavgeia:
ΑΔΑ: Β4ΩΚ9-ΕΙΓ

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