Development of Resources
LEADS: Professor Christos Lionis (Crete) and Dr Manual Serrano (Spain)
This WP will begin with two reviews (realist reviews or meta-synthesis) that will focus on understanding which interventions work for who, and second on using theNormalization Process Theory to develop an assessment tool for existing interventions and other locally available resources.
The first review will identify all interventions published in international databases including Medline, Cochrane Collaboration and Gray Literature to identify the mechanisms involved in behaviour change and explore the effectiveness. This review would identify the limitations and the barriers in the implementation of the key intervention.
The second review will review and assess theoretical and empirical developments within the NPT. It will draw on the work that is currently done within the RESTORE project under the guidance of Dr. Anne MacFarlane (member of the Advisory Board of EU-WISE) and where Prof. Lionis is a member of the team.
Drawing on the findings of the two reviews this WP will focus on developing a community based strategy for the development of illness management resources and will draw on the knowledge generated about personal and inter-organizational networks in order to offer a targeted and contextually sensitive set of interventions.
Drawing on the project findings this WP will use as a key starting point the set of techniques developed within the WISE approach and the CLAHRC programme, which will include PRISMS, PLANS, and practice training materials (significant support will be expected from the University of Manchester team). Two sites will be identified in each partner country for testing the interventions. While the main content of the intervention will be based on material adapted from the WISE and CLAHRC programmes, and thus work on the preparation of resources will begin immediately after the completion of the two reviews, the specific content and steps of implantation will be finalised after the analysis of the key input data is complete and will be followed by qualitative meta-synthesis by using qualitative studies conducted within the WP5 and building data integration tables from all the surveys conducted within the WP6. In addition to the review of interventions other mechanisms involved in behaviour change and additional barriers to the process of key interventions will be identified.
The resource will be implemented in all partner countries, it will be assessed, and the findings and feedback will be discussed by an Expert Consensus Panel composed of WP leaders, key stakeholders and policy makers. All partners will be working under the leadership of Prof. Lionis and Dr. Serrano, but will take the responsibility for adapting the relevant resources to their national contexts. Each partner will also be responsible for the recruitment, implementation and collection of the relevant feedback for the intervention in their country.