Professional Knowledge and Skills on Addictions Brief Intervention by Distance Training
MOJ Addiction Medicine & Therapy
Dissemination is one step of translational research. The goal of the study was to assess if giving information, modelling, essaying behaviours and giving feedback, in a distance training, increase knowledge's on addictions terms, motivational interview, behavioural principles and behavioural assessing; and increase interactional brief intervention skills in addictions clinical settings. We worked with 100 psychologist (50 on training and 50 control) from 10 entities of Mexican republic, that
... to work on public health institutions to give primary attention on addictions. We used a General Knowledge Test and a Checklist of professional skills. We used a quasiexperimental design of pre-post assessment and control group. For the training we design 16 modules of information and skills modelling, essaying, and getting feedback on Moodle® platform. Results showed a significant effect of distance training on the professional psychological knowledge and skills on brief interventions. Distance training for acquisition of competences and have been created ICT for training are, both, important achievements for brief intervention procedures area and to reduce drugs use on clinician settings.