What's needed to increase research capacity in rural primary health care

Barnett, L., Holden, L., Donoghue, D., Passey, M. and Birden, H. 2005, What's needed to increase research capacity in rural primary health care, Australian journal of primary health, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 45-53.

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Title What's needed to increase research capacity in rural primary health care
Author(s) Barnett, L.
Holden, L.
Donoghue, D.
Passey, M.
Birden, H.
Journal name Australian journal of primary health
Volume number 11
Issue number 3
Start page 45
End page 53
Publisher C S I R O Publishing
Place of publication Collingwood, Vic.
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1448-7527
1836-7399
Keyword(s) PHC RED
UDRH
education
network
research
primary health care
capacity building
workforce development
Summary The aim of this study is to identify ways to build research capacity within primary health. A consultation was undertaken in late 2004 using a combination of a one-page survey and a guided meeting format, in a primary health setting in rural NSW. Most (81.3%) of the 134 individuals consulted were part of an Area Health Service, with 12.7% from non-government settings. Most (80.6%) were clinicians, with a third (31.5%) nurses, 8.3% in medicine, and the remainder from a range of allied health professions. Eleven organisations were represented. The main  outcome measures were identification of support needs, processes to enhance research engagement, and barriers and enablers to clinicians’ research  involvement. The results showed that popular delivery modes for research training and support were courses and “one-to- one” advice. Writing topics were generally more popular than others. Common barriers were time and technology issues. A key enabler was a discipline-specific focus. This is one of few rural Australian  consultations on research needs in primary health conducted with a diverse  range of clinicians at the clinician level. It will direct future research capacity  building efforts towards maximising face-to-face discipline specific options and  minimising technology use.
Language eng
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2005, CSIRO
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022515

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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