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British Columbia Healthy Connections Project process evaluation: a mixed methods protocol to describe the implementation and delivery of the Nurse-Family Partnership in Canada

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Title
British Columbia Healthy Connections Project process evaluation: a mixed methods protocol to describe the implementation and delivery of the Nurse-Family Partnership in Canada
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BMC Nursing, September 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12912-015-0097-3
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Susan M. Jack, Debbie Sheehan, Andrea Gonzalez, Harriet L. MacMillan, Nicole Catherine, Charlotte Waddell

Abstract

The Nurse-Family Partnership is a home visitation program for first-time, socially and economically disadvantaged mothers. The effectiveness of this public health intervention has been well established in the United States; however, whether the same beneficial outcomes will be obtained within the Canadian context is unknown. As part of the British Columbia Healthy Connections Project, which includes a trial comparing Nurse-Family Partnership's effectiveness with existing services in British Columbia, we are conducting a process evaluation to describe and explain how the intervention is implemented and delivered across five regional Health Authorities. A convergent parallel mixed methods research design will be used to address the process evaluation objectives. The principles of interpretive description will guide all sampling, data collection and analytic decisions in the qualitative component of the study. The full population of public health nurses and supervisors (n = 71) will discuss their experiences of implementing and delivering the program in interviews (or focus groups). Managers (n = 5-15) responsible for this portfolio will also be interviewed annually. Fidelity reports with quantitative data on the reach and the dose of the intervention will be collected and analyzed. Summaries of team meetings and supervisory sessions will be analyzed. Data will be used to compare, corroborate and explain results and variances across the five regional Health Authorities. The process evaluation results will be of immediate instrumental use to the program implementers to inform intervention delivery. Findings will contribute to the emerging body of evidence surrounding: 1) professional nurse home visitation practice issues; 2) best practices for meeting the needs of families living in rural and remote communities; 3) a deeper understanding of how health and social issues such as mental health problems including substance misuse and exposure to intimate partner violence affect a young mother's capacity to parent; and 4) strategies to support professionals from the primary care, public health and child welfare sectors to work collaboratively to meet the needs of children and families who are at risk or experiencing maltreatment.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 83 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 12%
Student > Bachelor 9 11%
Researcher 9 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Other 19 23%
Unknown 15 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 17 20%
Psychology 16 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 15%
Social Sciences 11 13%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 2%
Other 4 5%
Unknown 21 25%

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