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Management of Spastic Paresis and Cervical Dystonia: access to Therapeutic Innovations Through an International Program of Practical Courses

Colosimo, C; Bhidayasiri, R; Fheodoroff, K; Bhatia, K; Chung, TM; Landreau, T; Jacinto, LJ; (2019) Management of Spastic Paresis and Cervical Dystonia: access to Therapeutic Innovations Through an International Program of Practical Courses. Clinical Therapeutics , 41 (11) 2321-2330.e4. 10.1016/j.clinthera.2019.09.007. Green open access

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Abstract

Purpose: Our purpose was to determine satisfaction and confidence of the Ixcellence Network training program on health care practitioners using botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) for neurologic disorders, including spastic paresis and cervical dystonia. / Methods: The Ixcellence Network training program was designed by a scientific committee of 6 experts and then tested at centers in Europe, and Latin America. The training, provided by 16 experienced neurologists and rehabilitation specialists, consisted of theoretic and practical sessions that covered the different stages of the patient's journey from diagnosis to tailored treatment and rehabilitation. Trainees' feedback and the impact on participants' practice were evaluated by 2 individual questionnaires, at the end of the session (T0) and at 6 months (T6). Trainers' feedback was also collected through an individual questionnaire. / Findings: Between September 2012 and December 2017, 728 trained physicians participated in training programs with 48%, 23%, and 29% of attendees participating in training sessions dedicated to adult spastic paresis, child spastic paresis, and cervical dystonia, respectively. At T0, 93% of attendees thought that they had been given new information and 90% thought that the training would change their daily practice. This was confirmed at T6 by 93% of respondents. Trainees were highly satisfied with the program, in particular with the practical sessions. Trainers expectations were met for attendees' level of expertise, motivation, language, and participation. / Implications: In this descriptive study, we show that the Ixcellence Network program represents a new educational approach to promote consistency in care practices and dissemination of expertise on the use of BoNT-A for neurologic disorders. /

Type: Article
Title: Management of Spastic Paresis and Cervical Dystonia: access to Therapeutic Innovations Through an International Program of Practical Courses
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2019.09.007
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinthera.2019.09.007
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Botulinum toxin, cerebral palsy, cervical dystonia, continuous medical education, patient management, spastic paresis
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Clinical and Movement Neurosciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10086089
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