Continuing professional development (CPD) is one of the principal means by which physicians maintain, improve,and broaden the knowledge and skills required for optimal patient care and safety. However, the lack of a widely accepted instrument to assess the impact of CPD activities on clinical practice thwarts researchers' comparisons of the effectiveness of CPD activities.
Using an integrated model for the study of healthcare professionals' behavior, our project, Continuing Professional Development in Partnership for Knowledge Transfer, aims at developing a theory-based, valid, reliable global instrument to assess the impact of accredited CPD activities on clinical practice.
Légaré F, Borduas F, Jacques A, Laprise R, Voyer G, Boucher A, Luconi F, Rousseau M. Developing a theory-based instrument to assess the impact of continuing professional development activities on clinical practice: a study protocol. Implement Sci. 2011 Mar 7;6:17.
France Légaré, Adriana Freitas, Philippe Thompson-Leduc, Francine Borduas, Francesca Luconi, Andrée Boucher, Holly Witteman, André Jacques. The Majority of Accredited Continuing Professional Development Activities Do Not Target Clinical Behavior Change. Academic Medicine. February 2015.
France Légaré, Francine Borduas, Adriana Freitas, André Jacques, Gaston Godin, Francesca Luconi, Jeremy Grimshaw, the CPD-KT team. Development of a Simple 12-Item Theory-Based Instrument to Assess the Impact of Continuing Professional Development on Clinical Behavioral Intentions. PLOS ONE