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Observational study on factors related to health-promoting community activity development in primary care (frAC Project): a study protocol
  1. Sebastià March1,
  2. Joana Ripoll1,
  3. Juan Luís Ruiz-Giménez2,
  4. Isabel Montaner Gomis3,
  5. Carmen Belén Benedé Azagra4,
  6. Lázaro Elizalde Soto5,
  7. Mª Clara Vidal1,
  8. M de Lluc Bauzà Amengual6,
  9. Trinidad Planas Juan7,
  10. Damiana Maria Pérez Mariano7,
  11. Micaela Llull Sarralde8,
  12. Rosa Bajo Viñas9,
  13. Matilde Jordan Martin10,
  14. Carmen Solano Villarubia11,
  15. Maria Rodriguez Bajo12,
  16. Manuela Cordoba Victoria13,
  17. Marta Badia Capdevila3,
  18. Elena Serrano Ferrandez3,
  19. Maria Bosom Diumenjo14,
  20. Nieves Zabaleta del Olmo15,
  21. Bonaventura Bolívar-Ribas15,
  22. Angel Antoñanzas Lombarte16,
  23. Samantha Bregel Cotaina17,
  24. Ana Calvo Tocado18,
  25. Barbara Olivan Blázquez17,
  26. Rosa Magallón Botaya19,
  27. Pilar Marín Palacios5,
  28. Margarita Echauri Ozcoidi5,
  29. Mª Jose Perez-Jarauta5,
  30. Maria Ramos20
  1. 1Primary Care Research Unit of Mallorca, Baleares Health Services-IbSalut, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  2. 2Vicente Soldevilla Primary Health Center, Madrid Health Services, Madrid, Spain
  3. 3El Carmel Primary Health Center, Catalonian Health Services Cat-Salut, Barcelona, Spain
  4. 4Oliver Primary Health Center, Aragon Health Services, Zaragoza, Spain
  5. 5Navarra Public Health Institute, and Public Health and Epidemiology CIBER, Pamplona, Spain
  6. 6School of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Balearic Islands University, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  7. 7Son Gotleu Primary Health Center, Baleares Health Services-IbSalut, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  8. 8San Agustí Primary Health Center, Baleares Health Services-IbSalut, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  9. 9Loeches Primary Health Center, Madrid Health Services, Madrid, Spain
  10. 10Estrecho de Correa Primary Health Center, Madrid Health Services, Madrid, Spain
  11. 11DA Sureste Primary Health Center, Madrid Health Services, Madrid, Spain
  12. 12Freelance, Madrid, Spain
  13. 13Madrid Society of Family Medicine and Community (SOMAMFYC), Madrid, Spain
  14. 14Sant Rafel Primary Health Center, Catalonian Health Services Cat-Salut, Barcelona, Spain
  15. 15Primary Care Health Research Institute IDIAP Jordi Gol, Barcelona, Spain
  16. 16Delicias del Sur Primary Health Center, Aragon Health Services, Zaragoza, Spain
  17. 17Primary Care Research Unit, Aragon Health Services, Aragon, Spain
  18. 18Zaragoza Public Health Provincial Subdirection, Zaragoza, Spain
  19. 19Arrabal Primary Health Center, Aragon Health Services, Zaragoza, Spain
  20. 20Public Health Department, Balearic Islands Health Department, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Sebastià March; smarch{at}ibsalut.caib.es

Abstract

Introduction According to Spanish health regulations, primary care professionals have the responsibility to carry out health-promoting community activities (CAs). However, in practice, their implementation is not as widespread as it should be. The aims of this study were to identify factors within the team, the community and the professionals that influence the development of these activities and to describe the community interventions in progress.

Methods and analysis This study is an observational analytical retrospective study. The information will be collected from five Spanish regions: Catalonia, Madrid, the Balearic Islands, Navarra and Aragón. The authors will contact primary care teams (PCTs) and identify the CAs from the previous year. The research team will conduct a peer review whether the inclusion criteria are met. In the health centres where CAs are implemented, the authors will select professionals carrying them out and randomly select an identical number of professionals not doing these activities. In the centres where no CA is implemented, three professionals will be randomly selected. The selected professionals will complete the questionnaires for individual-level variables. Information about the registered population and the PCTs will be collected through questionnaires and secondary sources.

Outcomes Variables will be collected from the community, the PCTs, the individual professionals and CAs.

Analysis A descriptive analysis of all the variables will be carried out, along with a bivariate and a logistic regression analysis, with CAs being the primary outcome.

Ethics and dissemination This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Committee of the Jordi Gol y Gurina Foundation in Barcelona and area 11 in Madrid. The questionnaire distributed to the professionals will be anonymous.

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  • To cite: March S, Ripoll J, Ruiz-Giménez JL, et al. Observational study on factors related to health-promoting community activity development in primary care (frAC Project): a study protocol. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001287. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-001287

  • Contributors SM and JR led the design and developed of the study. MR has the original idea. All the signing authors participated in the design and development of the study, have read the manuscript critically, made contributions and approved the final version. SM and JR will perform the statistical analysis. SM, JLR-G, IMG, CBBA and LES will coordinate the development of the study in their regions.

  • Funding This study is supported by a grant from the Carlos III Health Institute (PI07/90383; PI07/90925; PI07/90636). It has also received the support of the Health Promotion and Preventive Activities in Primary Health Care Research Network (IAPP network), supported by the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs (ISCIII RD 06/0018/0036) as well as by Interuniversity Institute of Sciences of Health Research (IUNICS). Also, SM is contracted with the aid of a grant to stabilise employment in heath research from the Carlos III Health Institute and was benefited from a grant for further studies from the same institution.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by Fundación Jordi Gol y Gurina from Barcelona and health area 11 from Madrid.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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