Clinic Personnel, Facilitator, and Parent Perspectives of eHealth Familias Unidas in Primary Care

Lourdes Molleda, Monica Bahamon, Sara M. St. George, Tatiana Perrino, Yannine Estrada, Deborah Correa Herrera, Hilda Pantin, Guillermo Prado

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Abstract

Introduction The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand the feasibility and acceptability of implementing eHealth Familias Unidas, an Internet-based, family-based, preventive intervention for Hispanic adolescents, in primary care. Methods Semistructured individual interviews with clinic personnel and facilitators (i.e., physicians, nurse practitioners, administrators, and mental health workers; n = 9) and one focus group with parents (n = 6) were audiorecorded, transcribed verbatim, and analyzed using a general inductive approach. Results Nine major themes emerged, including recommendations to minimize disruption to clinic flow, improve collaboration and training of clinic personnel and the research team, promote the clinic as a trusted setting for improving children's behavioral health, and highlight the flexibility and convenience of the eHealth format. Discussion This study provides feasibility and acceptability findings, along with important considerations for researchers and primary care personnel interested in collaborating to implement an eHealth preventive intervention in pediatric primary care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-361
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2017

Keywords

  • eHealth
  • family-based intervention
  • implementation
  • primary care
  • qualitative study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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