Title

Clinician resources to improve evidence-based sexual healthcare: Does content and design matter?

RIS ID

109537

Publication Details

Hosseinzadeh, H., Dadich, A., Bourne, C. & Murray, C. (2014). Clinician resources to improve evidence-based sexual healthcare: Does content and design matter?. International Journal of Learning and Change, 7 (3/4), 181-196.

Abstract

This study examines how the design and content of printed educational materials (PEMs) influence clinician capacity to deliver evidence-based sexual healthcare. General practitioners in New South Wales, Australia (n = 214), completed a survey about their use and perceptions of PEMs - a clinical aide, sexual health articles, and an educational booklet. Over half used all three; of these, most recognised changes in knowledge and/or practice. Perceptions about resource design and content collectively explained more variance in perceived impact than independently. However, views about content were a stronger predictor of the perceived impact of the clinical aide, while views about design were a stronger predictor of the perceived impact of the articles and booklet. Clinician perceptions about PEM design and content have different effects on practice. As such, the promotion of evidence-based practices should be guided by resource-type and audience expectations.

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Link to publisher version (DOI)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJLC.2014.063140