Using qualitative process evaluation in the development of a complex intervention to advance person-centred practice by pharmacists: the Medicines and Alcohol Consultation (MAC)

Madden, Mary, Morris, Stephanie, Stewart, Duncan, Atkin, Karl, Gough, Brendan, Mills, Tom and McCambridge, Jim (2021) Using qualitative process evaluation in the development of a complex intervention to advance person-centred practice by pharmacists: the Medicines and Alcohol Consultation (MAC). SSM Qualitative Research in Health, 1. pp. 1-32. ISSN 2667-3215 (In Press)

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Abstract / Description

In order to effectively evaluate complex interventions, there have been calls for the further integration of qualitative methods. Qualitative process studies of brief alcohol interventions and medicines reviews are notably lacking. This article provides a grounded example through the presentation of findings from an embedded qualitative process evaluation of a multi-site, pilot cluster RCT of a new intervention: the Medicines and Alcohol Consultation (MAC). MAC is designed to increase the capacity of community pharmacists (CPs) to conduct person-centred medicines reviews in which the subject of alcohol consumption is raised in connection with medications and associated health conditions. Participant-focused qualitative studies (interviews, observations, recorded consultations) sought to understand how CPs engaged with and implemented MAC in context. This article documents effects of the intervention on developing person-centred consultation practice and highlights how qualitative process studies can be used formatively to develop middle range programme theory and to optimise intervention design for testing in a definitive RCT.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: qualitative process evaluation; complex intervention; person-centered; alcohol; pharmacy; Medicines and Alcohol Consultation (MAC)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Duncan Stewart
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2021 08:35
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 08:36
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/7001

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