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Development of an intervention to reduce antibiotic use for childhood coughs in UK primary care using critical synthesis of multi-method research

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, December 2017
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Title
Development of an intervention to reduce antibiotic use for childhood coughs in UK primary care using critical synthesis of multi-method research
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12874-017-0455-9
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Authors

Patricia J. Lucas, Jenny Ingram, Niamh M. Redmond, Christie Cabral, Sophie L. Turnbull, Alastair D. Hay

Abstract

Overuse of antibiotics contributes to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance. Antibiotic stewardship interventions address this threat by reducing the use of antibiotics in occasions or doses unlikely to be effective. We aimed to develop an evidence-based, theory-informed, intervention to reduce antibiotic prescriptions in primary care for childhood respiratory tract infections (RTI). This paper describes our methods for doing so. Green and Krueter's Precede/Proceed logic model was used as a framework to integrate findings from a programme of research including 5 systematic reviews, 3 qualitative studies, and 1 cohort study. The model was populated using a strength of evidence approach, and developed with input from stakeholders including clinicians and parents. The synthesis produced a series of evidence-based statements summarizing the quantitative and qualitative evidence for intervention elements most likely to result in changes in clinician behaviour. Current evidence suggests that interventions which reduce clinical uncertainty, reduce clinician/parent miscommunication, elicit parent concerns, make clear delayed or no-antibiotic recommendations, and provide clinicians with alternate treatment actions have the best chance of success. We designed a web-based within-consultation intervention to reduce clinician uncertainty and pressure to prescribe, designed to be used when children with RTI present to a prescribing clinician in primary care. We provide a worked example of methods for the development of future complex interventions in primary care, where multiple factors act on multiple actors within a complex system. Our synthesis provided intervention guidance, recommendations for practice, and highlighted evidence gaps, but questions remain about how best to implement these recommendations. The funding structure which enabled a single team of researchers to work on a multi-method programme of related studies (NIHR Programme Grant scheme) was key in our success. The feasibility study accompanying this intervention was prospectively registered with the ISRCTN registry ( ISRCTN23547970 ), on 27 June 2014.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 88 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 20%
Student > Master 17 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 10%
Researcher 9 10%
Other 7 8%
Other 14 16%
Unknown 14 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Psychology 5 6%
Social Sciences 5 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 3%
Other 20 23%
Unknown 24 27%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 March 2021.
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