221377 partnercare.org: PDPT implementation materials for providers, patients, and partners

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 : 12:50 PM - 1:10 PM

Richard Goldsworthy, PhD, MSEd , Academic Edge, Inc., Bloomington, IN
Peter Honebein, PhD , Academic Edge, Inc., Bloomington, IN
J. Dennis Fortenberry, MD, MS , Department of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Kimberly McBride, PhD, MA , Academic Edge, Inc., Bloomington, IN
Paul Whitener , Academic Edge, Inc., Bloomington, IN
Background. Patient-delivered partner therapy (PDPT) is increasingly supported as a valuable tool in the treatment and prevention of bacteriological STI, with a growing number of states permitting use and a broadening range of patient populations for which it is recommended. As adoption moves beyond early stage innovators, the need for training and implementation resources becomes paramount. However, although many organizations have created their own implementation materials, there has been no single repository of training and support tools. This project sought to create a web-based portal, and generate and/or gather PDPT implementation support resources. Methods. Development of the resources occurred through an iterative, user-centered process. A panel of subject-matter expects, CDC personnel, and high performing practitioners provided content and ongoing review. Results. The effort resulted in a web-based portal, partnercare.org, delivered via a content management system that facilitates both internal content development as well as end-user content generation activities, e.g. commenting on content, participating in discussions. For providers, a real-world, interactive, implementation video case, documents the PDPT process, depicts patient-provider interactions, and capture provider reflections. For patients/partners, model patient-partner interactions and short-animated informational segments on key PDPT-related topics are provided. Discussion. The work to date has been well-received by researchers and practitioners. The developed portal supports PDPT implementation at the provider and patient levels. Increasing awareness and use of the site and its resources should improve overall PDPT adoption and implementation rates. The presentation will demonstrate the freely available resources, and discuss uses, implications and next steps.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
Participants will be able to: Describe innovative resources being developed to increase EPT/PDPT adoption and facilitate implementation Assess the relevance and utility of these materials to their own clinical and/or research environment Describe, and provide input toward, future provider, patient, and partner course and resource development efforts to augment implementation

Keywords: STD, Health Care Delivery

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I oversaw the research and development effort. I have over 15 years of experience as principle investigator on a wide range of federal research grants targeting health behaviors, particularly training, education, and performance support, with particular focus on social and psychological aspects of professional and consumer behavior adoption and modification.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.