Between May 2019 and March 2020, The Corpus ran an educational programme in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in the Japan-Asia Pacific region. As with many of our online meetings, these were designed to be intimate and interactive affairs with a group of approximately 20 healthcare professionals at each one-hour meeting. Addressing an identified unmet need, the focus on the series was managing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels in patients with ASCVD and reached more than 600 healthcare professionals (HCPs) across the region.
A full report has been published on the impact of this educational series, which can be viewed here.
The assessment of the educational impact across the programme focused on four key areas:
- Effectiveness of knowledge transfer
- Intent to change behaviour
- Perception of educational value
- Self-reported actual change in behaviour
Responses were collected from participants through short pre- and post-meeting questionnaires, as well as follow-up surveys. All results were collated and anonymised before reporting.
Analysis of the pre- and post-meeting-specific questions (defined by the speakers based on their topic area) showed a marked average increase of 31% in the overall correct responses submitted. In addition, it was evident that the perceived educational value was high with 89% of respondents reporting an increase in confidence following the meeting, and more than three-quarters declaring an intent to change the way they manage ASCVD in clinical practice (see figure 1).
Long-term impact on patient outcomes
One month after attending the meeting, participants were asked if they did in fact make changes to their clinical practice. They were also asked to self-report on whether they believed more of their patients were achieving their target LDL-C levels compared with before the programme: 72% of respondents reported a change in their clinical practice, of which 61% reported an increase in patients reaching target LDL-C levels.
This is an outstanding result, achieved through the combination of experienced educators leading the meetings, development of a robust and informative curriculum specific to online learning, and an interactive and engaging meeting format.
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