Rural primary health care workers and research : what is their present capacity?

Brady, Carmel, Schoo, Adrian and Boak, Rachel 2007, Rural primary health care workers and research : what is their present capacity?, in GP & PHC 2007 : General Practice & Primary Health Care Conference : Working Together, Primary Health Care Research & Information Service, [Sydney, N.S.W.].


Title Rural primary health care workers and research : what is their present capacity?
Author(s) Brady, Carmel
Schoo, Adrian
Boak, Rachel
Conference name General Practice & Primary Health Care Conference (2007 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 23-25 May 2007
Title of proceedings GP & PHC 2007 : General Practice & Primary Health Care Conference : Working Together
Publication date 2007
Publisher Primary Health Care Research & Information Service
Place of publication [Sydney, N.S.W.]
Summary Aims & rationale/Objectives : The main objectives of this project were to:
- conduct an audit of research skills and experience of primary health care staff in nine south western Victorian not-for-profit agencies
- identify capacity for research in five pre-identified areas
- investigate unpublished research endeavours/innovative projects taking place in the linked community organisations.
Methods : A 9-item survey was developed and will be distributed to all primary health care staff at the nine agencies via the internal email system of each organisation. The survey was developed after consultation with several agency directors, to obtain an organisational perspective on research capacity issues. Staff were also invited to take part in informal focus groups exploring key themes.
Principal findings : This study is in progress, and is expected to be completed at the end of March, 2007. Expected findings are the identification of primary health care staff's capacity for research, and discussion of relevant organisational assistance which would develop their research skills or enable continued participation in research.
Discussion : Phase 2 of the Australian PHC Research, Evaluation and Development Strategy aims to support the development and expansion of the primary health care research workforce. Findings from the current study will support this goal by assisting rural primary health care workers to identify the training and support they need to undertake quality research. The data could also be used to: a) assist the consortium to identify common research interests; b) to inform the consortium regarding the potential for collective research efforts; and c) to support funding submissions from the consortium or from individual agencies.
Implications : These findings will help to inform improved strategic planning in relation to building research capacity. The data could also be used by participating agencies to support applications for research grant funding.
Presentation type : Poster
Session theme : Building research capacity
Notes Poster presentation
Language eng
Field of Research 111709 Health Care Administration
Socio Economic Objective 920506 Rural Health
HERDC Research category E3.1 Extract of paper
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