Palo Alto Veterans for Research and Education Palo Alto United States
The PTSD Practitioner Exchange is an innovative research project for clinicians in three service sectorsthe VA, DoD, and the communitywhich aims to disseminate the most recent clinically relevant information and resources supporting delivery of key practices endorsed in the VA-DoD Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of PTSD to support clinician well-being and to identify factors enabling the implementation of clinical best practices in the treatment of PTSD. In order to provide this Exchange a two-phase study will be conducted. In Phase I, qualitative interviews were conducted with 53 providers to assess practitioner needs and interests in the registry as well as pre-test the proposed registry survey. In Phase II, an RCT is being conducted to evaluate the impact of registry participation on practicesCPG awareness, receptivity and implementation. To date, the study team has completed the first phase of qualitative interviews and has randomized 605clinicians into the RCT. Follow-up is ongoing and will be completed in Q1 2018. The Phase II qualitative interviews have commenced with 20 interviews completed out of 60.