Journal article

Improving assessment of child development: Results of a quality improvement intervention in general practice

Karyn E Alexander, Danielle Mazza

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2020


AIMS: Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) is a validated tool used to assess child development that has not previously been tested in Australian general practice. We examined the effect of a Quality-Improvement intervention in a single general practice in Melbourne, Australia, that aimed to use this tool to improve the documented assessment of child developmental surveillance during vaccination visits. METHODS: Mixed methods incorporated audits of clinical records of children aged 1-5 years, before and after intervention, written questionnaires and a focus group (informed by the theoretical domains framework and Capability, Opportunity, Motivation-Behaviour (COM-B model)) with..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The cost of the ethics application was kindly supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. The authors wish to acknowledge Dr Nicholas Hudson, Registrar of the RACGP (Royal Australian College of General Practitioners) who conducted the questionnaires and focus group, and all of the Altona North Medical Group staff who participated in the research.