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Application of Health Psychology: Development of a Practitioner Training Intervention in Anaphylaxis

Walklet, Elaine, Mahoney, Berenice ORCID:, Bradley, Eleanor ORCID: and O'Hickey, Stephen (2019) Application of Health Psychology: Development of a Practitioner Training Intervention in Anaphylaxis. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 39 (2). pp. 130-135. ISSN Print: 0894-1912, Online: 1554-558X

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Adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) improve outcomes and reduce fatalities in patients with anaphylaxis, but many patients neither carry them nor know how to use them. Practitioner training in evidence-based strategies designed to increase patient adherence could improve the likelihood of AAI adherence, as well as increase confidence amongst practitioners to initiate discussions about practical and perceptual barriers to AAI adherence. This paper reports the development of a new practitioner training intervention, grounded in health psychology theory and evidence designed for practitioners in contact with patients with anaphylaxis to encourage adherence to AAIs. Potential implications for the design, implementation and evaluation of future practitioner training in strategies they can use to encourage anaphylaxis patients’ AAI adherence are discussed. Although designed for those working with anaphylaxis patients, this step-by-step process to encouraging adherence could be adapted for practitioners working with patients living with other long-term conditions.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: health psychology, anaphylaxis, practitioner training intervention, AAI, adrenaline auto-injectors, IRWRG
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Psychology
College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Berenice Mahoney
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2019 11:15
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2023 10:21

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