267056 School-based health care providers' satisfaction with online continuing education on obesity guidelines

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM

Bonnie Gance-Cleveland, PhD , Center for Improving Health Outcomes in Children, Teens, and Families, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Jinnette Senecal, MEd , Health Solutions/Educational Support Services, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Danielle Dandreaux, PhD , College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Keri Bolton Oetzel, PhD, MPH , Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Raglan 3225, AZ
Gabriel Shaibi, PhD , College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Lynn Gilbert, RN, PhD, PNP-C , College of Nursing, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Lisa Militello, MSN, PNP , College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Carol Stevens, PhD, RN , College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Diane Skiba, PhD, FAAN , College of Nursing, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO
Background The prevalence of obesity and related conditions in children has dramatically risen over the past four decades. National panels of experts have developed recommendations for obesity prevention that incorporates the use of motivational interviewing. Past research, however, suggests that publication of guidelines rarely changes practice. This AHRQ funded study is a comparative effectiveness trial of web-based training on the current recommendations for prevention and treatment of childhood obesity with and without technology decision support.

Purpose The purpose of this presentation is to describe the provider satisfaction with the web-based motivational interviewing training at 24 practice sites in 6 states.

Methods A descriptive survey regarding satisfaction with Motivational Interviewing (MI) training was administered at the completion of each online multimedia module.

Results Participant satisfaction with the MI training has been high with 100% of providers reporting strongly agree or agree to satisfaction. On a 0 -3 point Likert scale participants reported; met objectives μ = 2.89 (SD = .333), interesting speaker μ = 2.56 (SD = .527), useful in practice μ = 2.56 (SD = .527), knowledgeable speaker μ = 2.89 (SD = .333), and useful audiovisual aids μ = 2.78 (SD = .441). Qualitative data suggests providers plan to incorporate MI into their visits, change the way they discuss behavior change, and use MI tools when counseling patients.

Conclusions Providers report high satisfaction with web-based training on MI and strategies for using MI in their practice.

Learning Areas:
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Describe the opportunities and challenges of providing continuing education in an online format to school-based health care providers. Identify factors contributing to positive provider satisfaction.

Keywords: School-Based Health Care, Distance Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of the Center for Improving Health Outcomes in Children, Teens, and Families at the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation. I brings many years of experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner in clinical, research, and academic settings. I have spoken on pediatric topics to professional nursing organizations, nurse educator and student groups, hospitals, school-based health centers, and researchers. My recent funding has focused on school-based obesity prevention.
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.