Screening and brief intervention for prenatal alcohol use: Training package for health professionals
What is this research about?
The project involves three stages and will be guided by the Project Steering Group of health professionals, researchers and community members.
1. Review of current resource
Review of the content from the current self-direct learning guide for midwives and how to adapt this to a broader audience of health professionals in a more innovative format.
This will be conducted via a series of focus groups with GP’s, GP Obstetricians and GP’s working in the drug and alcohol services.
There will also be advice from an Expert Panel of health professionals and community representatives.
2. Resource Development
Revised resources will be developed using the feedback and comments from these health professionals and community representatives.
Potential engagement with a number of external professionals such as video producers and/or medical education instructional design consultants.
Members from the Expert Panel will pilot the draft resource and participate in a brief telephone interview using mixed qualitative and quantitative methods.
3. Resource evaluation
Delivery of several face to face education sessions in different settings across the metro area to evaluate the resource utility.
A post mixed methods qualitative and quantitative survey will be delivered during these sessions.
Resource promotion through WA Primary Health Alliance, RACGP, RANZCOP, Alcohol and other drug services, other websites such as Telethon Kids Institute AAP & FASD, FASD Hub, WA Primary Health Alliance and NOFASD Australia.
Dr Tracy Reibel
Dr Roslyn Giglia
Dr Rochelle Watkins
Dr Martyn Symons
Professor Carol Bower
We are currently seeking General Practitioners and GP Obstetricians to join the project Expert Panel
What will this involve?
The Expert Panel will meet face to face or via teleconference in February and March to consider content and method of delivery. It is anticipated that these meetings will be 1 hour in length. Between meetings, materials will be circulated via email to the Panel for review and approval. Following these discussions work will be undertaken on the actual development of the new resource. It is proposed a 2-3 hour face to face workshop will be held in April, to review and pilot the resources. The draft materials will be discussed and finalised through consensus. The resources will then be updated before a broader evaluation by health professionals.
This research project has been approved by the University of Western Australia Human Research Ethics Committee (RA/4/20/4721).
If you would like to be involved in this project as an Expert Panel member you must be a GP or GP obstetrician working in Western Australia. To apply or if you have any further questions, please contact Candice on Candice.Rainsford@telethonkids.org.au or on (08) 6319 1812.
This project is supported by funding from the WA Primary Health Alliance through the Australian Government's PHN Program and will be delivered by the FASD Research Australia Centre of Research Excellence at the Telethon Kids Insitute.