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189 Design and acceptability of an online training program on the development and implementation of decision aids for Japanese healthcare providers
  1. Wakako Osaka1,
  2. Yumi Aoki2,
  3. Yuki Yonekura2,
  4. Hitomi Danya2,
  5. Kazuhiro Nakayama2
  1. 1Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
  2. 2Graduate School of Nursing Science, St. Luke’s International University, Tokyo, Japan


Introduction Patient decision aids are evidence-based tools designed to help people make informed decisions among several treatment or testing options. However, the development and implementation of decision aids are still at an early stage in Japan. We aimed to 1) design an online training program on the development and implementation of decision aids for Japanese healthcare providers, and 2) assess its acceptability among Japanese healthcare providers.

Methods Based on a needs assessment of physicians and nurses, lessons learned from decision aids development and implementation and decision aids workshops, and information about existing training, a 70-minute self-paced online training program was developed for Japanese healthcare providers. This training included three lecture videos and supplemental worksheets. Healthcare providers (physicians, nurses, etc.) were recruited to evaluate the training program. We assessed 1) the acceptability of the training program, 2) intention to develop decision aids, 3) intention to implement decision aids in their clinical practice and 4) their overall reaction using a self-administered online survey.

Results A total of 40 healthcare providers completed a post-training survey. Acceptabiliy was high; 91% of the participants were satisfied with the training program and 85% of the participants perceived the training program to be useful. Additionally, 65% of the participants intended to develop decision aids in the future and 95% intended to implement decision aids in their clinical practice. Altogether, 65% of the participants preferred a combination of self-paced online training and a workshop.

Discussion The results indicate that this training program was well accepted by the participants. However, if it is modified to a blended learning format, it could be a more effective for health care professionals to learn.

Conclusion The training program was valued positively by the healthcare providers. We will use the feedback to improve the training program.

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