Research and surveys

This page provides opportunities for all healthcare providers to interact for the the purpose of research and learning.

If you have a survey or project you would like us to share with our audience, please email the proposed information to practiceassist@wapha.org.au.

Research and surveys

Chronic Pain Management in General Practice (Division of General Practice, School of Medicine, UWA)

You are invited to participate in a project about chronic pain management in General Practice. This will involve a one-on-one interview with our GP researchers to share your experiences of managing patients with chronic pain including any challenges you have encountered, as well as your insights on what makes for good management of chronic pain in General Practice.
 
Participants will be partially compensated for the time taken for the interview with a payment of $150 plus GST. The interview will take a maximum of one hour and will occur at a time and place which is convenient to you.
 
The research is being conducted through the Division of General Practice at the School of Medicine at the University of Western Australia.
 
This study is supported by funds received from the RACGP Chris Silagy Scholarship Grant. 
 
For further information about this study please contact Dr Lucy Gilkes at the University of Western Australia/University of Notre Dame on 
lucy.gilkes@nd.edu.au

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (The University of Queensland and Southern Cross University)

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is looking for health professionals to participate in an interview to explore current practices in coordinating discharge from specialist to primary care for stroke survivors. There is a lack of research in this area, and they are trying to determine what needs there are for health professionals to be supported in improving current practice. Their data will be much more meaningful with contributions from a broad range of health professionals.

They would your assistance with answering the following research question!
 
What is current practice amongst Australian healthcare professionals of coordinated discharge planning for people who have had a stroke?
 
Going home after a stroke is a significant milestone in the stroke recovery journey. To transition home successfully, patient-centred discharge planning is essential and results in reduced anxiety and depression, improved satisfaction with health care, continuity of care and general wellbeing. Successful discharge planning also improves compliance with community-based rehabilitation, and reduces length of stay, risk of rehospitalisation following discharge and risk of secondary stroke. As such, the provision of a stroke discharge care plan is recommended internationally in stroke clinical guidelines and standards. Ideally this process should be coordinated between acute and specialist care providers and primary care.

The study aims to determine healthcare professionals’ knowledge, confidence and satisfaction in coordinated discharge planning post stroke and perceived barriers and facilitators in current practice. We invite you to participate in an interview via videoconferencing to find out more about current practices and opportunities to improve discharge planning.
 
If you are interested in participating, please contact Cai Ling Chai at c.chai@uqconnect.edu.au who can arrange an interview via Zoom at a time that is convenient for you.
 
Participation in this project is entirely voluntary. The project has received ethical clearance from The University of Queensland and Southern Cross University.

 
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