Why should PBRNs and their members pay attention to theories underlying behavioral change?

December 11, 2013 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM EST
France Légaré, MD, PhD, CCFP, FCFP, Department of Family Medicine, Laval University

PBRNs are involved in many different quality improvement initiatives. One key aspect of quality improvement initiatives focuses on changing clinical behaviors of health professionals. The Theory of Planned Behavior and other related socio-cognitive theories are useful in implementation research as they help implementation researchers identify modifiable factors of behavior change.  The use of such theories also helps build the knowledge base of effective implementation interventions for future quality improvement initiatives.  During this webinar, Dr. France Légaré will discuss the relevance of socio-cognitive theories for PBRNs and quality improvement initiatives.  Dr. Légaré will also review the main socio-cognitive theories that have been found useful in the study of health professional clinical behaviors.  Finally, Dr. Légaré will provide examples of implementation research using the Theory of Planned Behavior and other related socio-cognitive theories.

Critical Reference Materials:

  1. Constructing questionnaires based on the Theory of Planned Behaviour: A manual for health services researchers.
  2. Click here to access: Archambault PM, Bilodeau A, Gagnon MP, Aubin K, Lavoie A, Lapointe J, Poitras J, Croteau S, Pham-Dinh M, Légaré F. Health care professionals' beliefs about using wiki-based reminders to promote best practices in trauma care.  J Med Internet Res. 2012 Apr 19;14(2):e49. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1983. 
  3. Click here to access: Légaré F, Stacey D, Brière N, Fraser K, Desroches S, Dumont S, Sales A, Puma C, Aubé D. Healthcare providers' intentions to engage in an interprofessional approach to shared decision-making in home care programs: a mixed methods study.  J Interprof Care. 2013 May;27(3):214-22. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2013.763777. Epub 2013 Feb 8.
  4. Click here to access: Demik DE, Vander Weg MW, Lundt ES, Coffey CS, Ardery G, Carter BL. Using theory to predict implementation of a physician-pharmacist collaborative intervention within a practice-based research network. Res Social Adm Pharm. 2013 Mar 15. doi:pii: S1551-7411(13)00017-X. 10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.01.003. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Click here to access: Casper ES. The theory of planned behavior applied to continuing education for mental health professionals. Psychiatr Serv. 2007 Oct;58(10):1324-9.

CME Credit Available: This Live activity, Why should PBRNs and their members pay attention to theories underlying behavioral change?, with a beginning date of 12/11/2013, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.25 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

To request a PDF copy of the slides from this webinar, please e-mail PBRN@ahrq.hhs.gov.

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