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

Journal Article


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.

UOW Authors


  •   Hassan Hosseinzadeh
  •   Dadich, Ann (external author)
  •   Bourne, Chris (external author)
  •   Murray, Carolyn (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • 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.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2522

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 196

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 3/4

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.

UOW Authors


  •   Hassan Hosseinzadeh
  •   Dadich, Ann (external author)
  •   Bourne, Chris (external author)
  •   Murray, Carolyn (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • 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.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/2522

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 181

End Page


  • 196

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 3/4