ERIC Number: EJ920698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
The Role of Practitioner Self-Efficacy, Training, Program and Workplace Factors on the Implementation of an Evidence-Based Parenting Intervention in Primary Care
Turner, Karen M. T.; Nicholson, Jan M.; Sanders, Matthew R.
Journal of Primary Prevention, v32 n2 p95-112 Apr 2011
This study examines factors affecting the implementation by primary care practitioners (nursing, education, allied health, and medical) of a brief parenting and family support intervention (the Primary Care Triple P--Positive Parenting Program) following professional training. It assesses the impact of prior experience, self-efficacy, program supports, program barriers, satisfaction with training, and workplace characteristics on reported extent of program use. The majority of practitioners (97%) reported using Triple P following training. Implementation was assessed as the proportion of cases seen who received the full program. Program supports (quality of format and materials) and barriers (management difficulties and lack of fit) impacted on practitioner self-efficacy, and higher self-efficacy was positively associated with implementation. Prior professional experience, satisfaction with training, and workplace factors were not significant predictors. These results highlight the importance of promoting practitioners' sense of competence or mastery of a program for facilitating the implementation of evidence-based programs in primary care settings.
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Efficacy, Family Programs, Child Rearing, Professional Training, Program Effectiveness, Work Environment, Primary Health Care, Physicians, Allied Health Personnel, Nursing, Medical Education, Parent Education, Parenting Skills
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