ERIC Number: EJ970734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Feasibility of a Knowledge Translation CME Program: "Courriels Cochrane"
Pluye, Pierre; Grad, Roland; Granikov, Vera; Theriault, Guylene; Fremont, Pierre; Burnand, Bernard; Mercer, Jay; Marlow, Bernard; Arroll, Bruce; Luconi, Francesca; Legare, France; Labrecque, Michel; Ladouceur, Roger; Bouthillier, France; Sridhar, Soumya Bindiganavile; Moscovici, Jonathan
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, v32 n2 p134-141 Spr 2012
Introduction: Systematic literature reviews provide best evidence, but are underused by clinicians. Thus, integrating Cochrane reviews into continuing medical education (CME) is challenging. We designed a pilot CME program where summaries of Cochrane reviews ("Courriels Cochrane") were disseminated by e-mail. Program participants automatically received CME credit for each Courriel Cochrane they rated. The feasibility of this program is reported (delivery, participation, and participant evaluation). Method: We recruited French-speaking physicians through the Canadian Medical Association. Program delivery and participation were documented. Participants rated the informational value of "Courriels Cochrane" using the Information Assessment Method (IAM), which documented their reflective learning (relevance, cognitive impact, use for a patient, expected health benefits). IAM responses were aggregated and analyzed. Results: The program was delivered as planned. Thirty "Courriels Cochrane" were delivered to 985 physicians, and 127 (12.9%) completed at least one IAM questionnaire. Out of 1109 "Courriels Cochrane" ratings, 973 (87.7%) contained 1 or more types of positive cognitive impact, while 835 (75.3%) were clinically relevant. Participants reported the use of information for a patient and expected health benefits in 595 (53.7%) and 569 (51.3%) ratings, respectively. Discussion: Program delivery required partnering with 5 organizations. Participants valued "Courriels Cochrane." IAM ratings documented their reflective learning. The aggregation of IAM ratings documented 3 levels of CME outcomes: participation, learning, and performance. This evaluation study demonstrates the feasibility of the "Courriels Cochrane" as an approach to further disseminate Cochrane systematic literature reviews to clinicians and document self-reported knowledge translation associated with Cochrane reviews.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Evidence, Medical Education, Physicians, Program Effectiveness, Professional Associations, Literature Reviews, Pilot Projects, Feasibility Studies, Participation, Use Studies, Usability, Information Dissemination, Electronic Mail, Computer Uses in Education, Professional Continuing Education, Training Methods, Questionnaires, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada