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dc.contributor.authorWillis, Thomas A
dc.contributor.authorHartley, Suzanne
dc.contributor.authorGlidewell, Liz
dc.contributor.authorFarrin, Amanda J
dc.contributor.authorLawton, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorMcEachan, Rosemary R C
dc.contributor.authorIngleson, Emma
dc.contributor.authorHeudtlass, Peter
dc.contributor.authorCollinson, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorClamp, Susan
dc.contributor.authorHunter, Cheryl
dc.contributor.authorWard, Vicky
dc.contributor.authorHulme, Claire
dc.contributor.authorMeads, David
dc.contributor.authorBregantini, Daniele
dc.contributor.authorCarder, Paul
dc.contributor.authorFoy, Robbie
dc.contributor.authorASPIRE programme
dc.identifier.citationWillis , T A , Hartley , S , Glidewell , L , Farrin , A J , Lawton , R , McEachan , R R C , Ingleson , E , Heudtlass , P , Collinson , M , Clamp , S , Hunter , C , Ward , V , Hulme , C , Meads , D , Bregantini , D , Carder , P , Foy , R & ASPIRE programme 2016 , ' Action to Support Practices Implement Research Evidence (ASPIRE) : protocol for a cluster-randomised evaluation of adaptable implementation packages targeting 'high impact' clinical practice recommendations in general practice ' , Implementation Science , vol. 11 , 25 .
dc.identifier.otherPubMedCentral: PMC4770678
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-8684-0403/work/64361454
dc.descriptionThis paper presents independent research funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) under its Programme Grants for Applied Research scheme (grant Reference Number RP-PG-1209-10040).en
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: There are recognised gaps between evidence and practice in general practice, a setting which provides particular challenges for implementation. We earlier screened clinical guideline recommendations to derive a set of 'high impact' indicators based upon criteria including potential for significant patient benefit, scope for improved practice and amenability to measurement using routinely collected data. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a multifaceted, adaptable intervention package to implement four targeted, high impact recommendations in general practice. METHODS/DESIGN: The research programme Action to Support Practice Implement Research Evidence (ASPIRE) includes a pair of pragmatic cluster-randomised trials which use a balanced incomplete block design. Clusters are general practices in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK), recruited using an 'opt-out' recruitment process. The intervention package adapted to each recommendation includes combinations of audit and feedback, educational outreach visits and computerised prompts with embedded behaviour change techniques selected on the basis of identified needs and barriers to change. In trial 1, practices are randomised to adapted interventions targeting either diabetes control or risky prescribing and those in trial 2 to adapted interventions targeting either blood pressure control in patients at risk of cardiovascular events or anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation. The respective primary endpoints comprise achievement of all recommended target levels of haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), blood pressure and cholesterol in patients with type 2 diabetes, a composite indicator of risky prescribing, achievement of recommended blood pressure targets for specific patient groups and anticoagulation prescribing in patients with atrial fibrillation. We are also randomising practices to a fifth, non-intervention control group to further assess Hawthorne effects. Outcomes will be assessed using routinely collected data extracted 1 year after randomisation. Economic modelling will estimate intervention cost-effectiveness. A process evaluation involving eight non-trial practices will examine intervention delivery, mechanisms of action and unintended consequences. DISCUSSION: ASPIRE will provide 'real-world' evidence about the effects, cost-effectiveness and delivery of adapted intervention packages targeting high impact recommendations. By implementing our adaptable intervention package across four distinct clinical topics, and using 'opt-out' recruitment, our findings will provide evidence of wider generalisability. TRIAL REGISTRATION: ISRCTN91989345.
dc.relation.ispartofImplementation Scienceen
dc.subjectPrimary careen
dc.subjectCluster-randomised trialen
dc.subjectClinical guidelinesen
dc.subjectAtrial fibrillationen
dc.subjectRA Public aspects of medicineen
dc.subjectH Social Sciencesen
dc.subjectHD28 Management. Industrial Managementen
dc.subjectZA Information resourcesen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.titleAction to Support Practices Implement Research Evidence (ASPIRE) : protocol for a cluster-randomised evaluation of adaptable implementation packages targeting 'high impact' clinical practice recommendations in general practiceen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Managementen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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