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The effect of a scientific work-based education program on the attitude, practical skills and knowledge of practicing scientific research of GP trainees.


- candidate number12091
- NTR NumberNTR3366
- ISRCTNISRCTN wordt niet meer aangevraagd.
- Date ISRCTN created
- date ISRCTN requested
- Date Registered NTR19-mrt-2012
- Secondary IDs2010-170 METC Erasmus MC
- Public TitleThe effect of a scientific work-based education program on the attitude, practical skills and knowledge of practicing scientific research of GP trainees.
- Scientific TitleInvolving general practitioner trainees in research: a cluster randomised trial
- ACRONYM
- hypothesisThe aim of this cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) is to investigate the effects of a scientific work-based education program on the attitude, practical skills and knowledge of practicing scientific research of GP trainees. Our hypothesis is that active participation in research through a work-based education program of GP trainees will improve their scientific attitude, knowledge and skills.
- Healt Condition(s) or Problem(s) studiedKnowledge, Skills, Evidence Based Medicine (EBM), GP trainees
- Inclusion criteriaParticipants in the present study will be third-year GP trainees. From September 2010 through June 2012 all GP trainees who start their third year of education at the department of General Practice of the Erasmus MC will enroll in the study. A total of 140 GP trainees (male/female) will be enrolled, divided into 12 groups of 12 trainees per group.
- Exclusion criteriaN/A
- mec approval receivedyes
- multicenter trialno
- randomisedyes
- masking/blindingNone
- controlActive
- groupParallel
- Type2 or more arms, randomized
- Studytypeintervention
- planned startdate 1-sep-2010
- planned closingdate30-jun-2013
- Target number of participants140
- InterventionsAfter baseline assessments the trainees are assigned to learning groups and then randomized to participate in either the intervention group on top of their regular EBM program or to the regular EBM program only.
GP trainees in the intervention group participate in the new education program in which they will be actively involved in the design and conduct of the DOERAK cohort study.
DOERAK is a prospective observational cohort study of children presented in general practice, focusing on weight and lifestyle.
The interactive teaching program consists of three teaching sessions spread over a 9-month period (15 contact hours in total). These sessions concern the design of the DOERAK study, research methodology, formulation of additional research questions and analyzing collected data together with the researchers of the DOERAK cohort study The scientific attitude, self-efficacy and skills of all GP trainees will be assessed with a questionnaire and knowledge test.
- Primary outcomeOur primary outcome measures are change in scientific attitude, knowledge and skills in the intervention group as compared to the control group.
At baseline, demographic data and details on prior research experience are collected. The scientific skills and self-efficacy are questioned and knowledge is tested.
- Secondary outcomeProcess evaluation is used to assess the social processes that take place during the educational intervention. For example: Identify barriers and facilitators of the learning process, extent and manner of trainees to participate research in practice, participation and evaluation education, desired and undesired effects such as the development of (in) formal learning environment in which scientific articles are discussed, experiences are shared and exchanged on the cohort.
- TimepointsMeasurements take place at the beginning (2 months before) and end of (1 month before) the third year of the vocational training scheme for general practice (25 minutes per questionnaire). The scientific attitude, self-efficacy and skills of all GP trainees will be assessed with a questionnaire and knowledge test. The questionnaire to measure attitude towards engaging in research is based on the theory of planned behaviour. Scientific knowledge and skills are assessed by a test based on the Berlin and McColl questionnaires.
At the end of the year, participants in the intervention group and staff members will evaluate the new scientific education program on its usefulness and feasibility by means of a survey (15 minutes).
A semi-structured interview with the intervention group is used to focus on the ability to certify (group) behaviour or interactions during the intervention (45 minutes).
- Trial web siteN/A
- statusopen: patient inclusion
- CONTACT FOR PUBLIC QUERIESMSc. Monique Beekman-Evers
- CONTACT for SCIENTIFIC QUERIESProf. dr. B.W. Koes
- Sponsor/Initiator Erasmus Medical Center, Department of General Practice
- Funding
(Source(s) of Monetary or Material Support)
Erasmus Medical Center, Department of General Practice
- PublicationsN/A
- Brief summaryN/A
- Main changes (audit trail)
- RECORD19-mrt-2012 - 5-apr-2012


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